Prevalence of hematozoans in lions (Panthera leo) and cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) in Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.

G. A. Averbeck, K. E. Bjork, C. Packer, Lawrence H. Herbst

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Abstract

Lions (Panthera leo) and cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) from the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Tanzania were examined for the presence of blood protozoans. Twenty-eight percent of the lions were infected with Trypanosoma sp. and the prevalence of trypanosome infection varied significantly between adjacent habitats. All of the animals were infected with Hepatozoon sp. and a Theileria sp.-like piroplasm that was morphologically indistinguishable from Theileria felis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)392-394
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume26
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Prevalence of hematozoans in lions (Panthera leo) and cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) in Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania. / Averbeck, G. A.; Bjork, K. E.; Packer, C.; Herbst, Lawrence H.

In: Journal of Wildlife Diseases, Vol. 26, No. 3, 07.1990, p. 392-394.

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