Marinda C Oosthuizen
Affiliation: University of Pretoria
Country: South Africa
Oosthuizen M, Allsopp B, Troskie M, Collins N, Penzhorn B. Identification of novel Babesia and Theileria species in South African giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis, Linnaeus, 1758) and roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus, Desmarest 1804). Vet Parasitol. 2009;163:39-46 pubmed publisher
..Although parasites were observed in blood smears, there is no direct evidence that piroplasmosis caused the death of five giraffe, although it certainly seems to be likely. ..
Troskie M, de Villiers L, Leisewitz A, Oosthuizen M, Quan M. Development and validation of a multiplex, real-time PCR assay for Babesia rossi and Babesia vogeli. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2018;: pubmed publisher
..This assay will be able to accurately and rapidly confirm babesiosis in canines and allow for treatment to be administered in the early stages of the disease, speeding up the recovery time in affected dogs. ..
Eygelaar D, Jori F, Mokopasetso M, Sibeko K, Collins N, Vorster I, et al
. Tick-borne haemoparasites in African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) from two wildlife areas in Northern Botswana. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:26 pubmed publisher
Hove P, Khumalo Z, Chaisi M, Oosthuizen M, Brayton K, Collins N. Detection and Characterisation of Anaplasma marginale and A. centrale in South Africa. Vet Sci. 2018;5: pubmed publisher
..Information on these OMPs is lacking for South African A. marginale strains and should be considered in future recombinant vaccine development studies, ultimately informing the development of regional or global vaccines. ..
Tembo S, Collins N, Sibeko Matjila K, Troskie M, Vorster I, Byaruhanga C, et al
. Occurrence of tick-borne haemoparasites in cattle in the Mungwi District, Northern Province, Zambia. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2018;9:707-717 pubmed publisher
..The relatively low prevalence of T. parva, B. bigemina, B. bovis and E. ruminantium could indicate the existence of endemic instability with a pool of susceptible cattle and the occurrence of disease outbreaks. ..
Oosthuizen M, Zweygarth E, Collins N, Troskie M, Penzhorn B. Identification of a novel Babesia sp. from a sable antelope (Hippotragus niger Harris, 1838). J Clin Microbiol. 2008;46:2247-51 pubmed publisher
..sable) DNA. In summary, we identified a novel piroplasm parasite from a sable antelope that died from an unknown illness. While the parasite was observed in blood smears, there is no direct evidence that it was the cause of death. ..