Barend L Penzhorn
Affiliation: University of Pretoria
Country: South Africa
- Golezardy H, Oosthuizen M, Penzhorn B. Diversity of ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) infesting cheetahs (Acinoyx jubatus) at three breeding centres in South Africa and activity patterns of questing ticks. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2016;7:788-797 pubmed publisher..Most questing H. elliptica larvae and nymphs were collected from the vegetation in the early morning and late afternoon and fewest during the middle of the day. ..
- Penzhorn B, Vorster I, Redecker G, Oosthuizen M. Confirmation of occurrence of <i>Babesia vogeli</i> in a dog in Windhoek, central Namibia. J S Afr Vet Assoc. 2016;87:e1-e3 pubmed publisher..rossi-specific probes. Although attempts at cloning and sequencing of the full-length 18S rRNA gene were unsuccessful, we can confirm that B. vogeli occurs in central Namibia. ..
- Burroughs R, Penzhorn B, Wiesel I, Barker N, Vorster I, Oosthuizen M. Piroplasms in brown hyaenas (Parahyaena brunnea) and spotted hyaenas (Crocuta crocuta) in Namibia and South Africa are closely related to Babesia lengau. Parasitol Res. 2017;116:685-692 pubmed publisher..lengau genotypes and/or gene variants. We suggest that these genotypes cannot be classified as new Babesia species, but rather as variants of B. lengau. This is the first report of occurrence of piroplasms in brown hyaenas. ..
- Penzhorn B, Vorster I, Harrison White R, Oosthuizen M. Black-backed jackals (Canis mesomelas) are natural hosts of Babesia rossi, the virulent causative agent of canine babesiosis in sub-Saharan Africa. Parasit Vectors. 2017;10:124 pubmed publisher..rossi (DQ111760) in GenBank. The observed sequence similarities were confirmed by phylogenetic analyses using neighbour joining and maximum parsimony. Black-backed jackals are natural hosts of B. rossi. ..
- Penzhorn B. Babesiosis of wild carnivores and ungulates. Vet Parasitol. 2006;138:11-21 pubmed..This could have major implications for ex situ conservation programmes aimed at bolstering natural wildlife populations. ..
- Penzhorn B. Why is Southern African canine babesiosis so virulent? An evolutionary perspective. Parasit Vectors. 2011;4:51 pubmed publisher....