Parasites of domestic and wild animals in South Africa. XII. Artificial transmission of nematodes from blesbok and impala to sheep, goats and cattle

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Sheep were successfully infested artificially with the larvae of Haemonchus contortus, Trichostrongylus axei, Trichostrongylus falculatus and Impalaja nudicollis, cultured from the faeces of blesbok naturally infested with these nematodes. Haemonchus placei, Longistrongylus sabie, Trichostrongylus colubriormis, T. falculatus, Impalaia tuberculata and Cooperia hungi likewise became established in sheep, goats and calves dosed with larvae cultured from the faeces of infested impala. Sheep and goats could also be infested with Cooperioides hamiltoni and Oesophagostomum columbianum of impala origin, but Cooperioides hepaticae could not be transmitted either to these hosts or to calves.