Parasites of domestic and wild animals in South-Africa. XVII. Arthropod parasites of Burchell's zebra, Equus burchelli, in the eastern Transvaal Lowveld

04 Nov 2015

Thirty-five Burchell's zebra, Equus burchelli, were shot for arthropod parasite recovery during the period November 1978-January 1982 in the Kruger National Park. Six species of gasterophilid larvae, 2 species of oestrid larvae, 2 louse species and 7 ixodid tick species were recovered. The distribution of the Gasterophilus spp. larvae within the gastrointestinal tract and their seasonal prevalence were determined. The seasonal prevalence of the oestrid larvae and 4 of the 7 ixodid tick species was also ascertained.