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1 April 1987 HEARTWATER INFECTION (COWDRIOSIS) IN A SITATUNGA (TRAGELAPHUS SPEKEI) IN NIGERIA
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Cowdria ruminantium was isolated from a natural infection of heartwater in a captive sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekei) which died after a short illness in Jos Zoo, Nigeria. The isolate killed laboratory mice in a shorter period of time than did isolates of C. ruminantium recovered from natural cases in cattle. This is the first confirmed case of heartwater in a captive wild ruminant in Nigeria, where the disease is endemic.

Okoh, Oyetunde, and Ibu: HEARTWATER INFECTION (COWDRIOSIS) IN A SITATUNGA (TRAGELAPHUS SPEKEI) IN NIGERIA
A. E. J. Okoh, I. L. Oyetunde, and J. O. Ibu "HEARTWATER INFECTION (COWDRIOSIS) IN A SITATUNGA (TRAGELAPHUS SPEKEI) IN NIGERIA," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 23(2), 211-214, (1 April 1987). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-23.2.211
Received: 9 October 1985; Published: 1 April 1987
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