Marinda C Oosthuizen

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Affiliation: University of Pretoria
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Identification of novel Babesia and Theileria species in South African giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis, Linnaeus, 1758) and roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus, Desmarest 1804)
    Marinda C Oosthuizen
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort 0110, South Africa
    Vet Parasitol 163:39-46. 2009
  2. pmc Identification of a novel Babesia sp. from a sable antelope (Hippotragus niger Harris, 1838)
    Marinda C Oosthuizen
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort 0110, South Africa
    J Clin Microbiol 46:2247-51. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Analyses of genes encoding Theileria parva p104 and polymorphic immunodominant molecule (PIM) reveal evidence of the presence of cattle-type alleles in the South African T. parva population
    Kgomotso P Sibeko
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort 0110, South Africa
    Vet Parasitol 181:120-30. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Four p67 alleles identified in South African Theileria parva field samples
    Kgomotso P Sibeko
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort 0110, South Africa
    Vet Parasitol 167:244-54. 2010
  5. pmc Babesia lengau sp. nov., a novel Babesia species in cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus, Schreber, 1775) populations in South Africa
    Anna Mari Bosman
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, 0110 Onderstepoort, South Africa
    J Clin Microbiol 48:2703-8. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Sequence heterogeneity in the 18S rRNA gene within Theileria equi and Babesia caballi from horses in South Africa
    Raksha Bhoora
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort 0110, South Africa
    Vet Parasitol 159:112-20. 2009
  7. pmc Evaluation of a real-time PCR test for the detection and discrimination of theileria species in the African buffalo (Syncerus caffer)
    Mamohale E Chaisi
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa Department of Biology, National University of Lesotho, Roma, Lesotho
    PLoS ONE 8:e75827. 2013
  8. pmc Babesia lengau associated with cerebral and haemolytic babesiosis in two domestic cats
    Anna Mari Bosman
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort 0110, South Africa
    Parasit Vectors 6:128. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Sequence variation identified in the 18S rRNA gene of Theileria mutans and Theileria velifera from the African buffalo (Syncerus caffer)
    Mamohale E Chaisi
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort, 0110, South Africa
    Vet Parasitol 191:132-7. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Identification of Theileria parva and Theileria sp. (buffalo) 18S rRNA gene sequence variants in the African Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) in southern Africa
    Mamohale E Chaisi
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort, 0110, South Africa
    Vet Parasitol 182:150-62. 2011

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  1. doi request reprint Identification of novel Babesia and Theileria species in South African giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis, Linnaeus, 1758) and roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus, Desmarest 1804)
    Marinda C Oosthuizen
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort 0110, South Africa
    Vet Parasitol 163:39-46. 2009
    ..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...
  2. pmc Identification of a novel Babesia sp. from a sable antelope (Hippotragus niger Harris, 1838)
    Marinda C Oosthuizen
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort 0110, South Africa
    J Clin Microbiol 46:2247-51. 2008
    ..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...
  3. doi request reprint Analyses of genes encoding Theileria parva p104 and polymorphic immunodominant molecule (PIM) reveal evidence of the presence of cattle-type alleles in the South African T. parva population
    Kgomotso P Sibeko
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort 0110, South Africa
    Vet Parasitol 181:120-30. 2011
    ..Mixed' PIM alleles containing both cattle- and buffalo-type amino acid motifs were identified for the first time, and there appeared to be selection of cattle-type and 'mixed'-type PIM sequences in the cattle samples examined...
  4. doi request reprint Four p67 alleles identified in South African Theileria parva field samples
    Kgomotso P Sibeko
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort 0110, South Africa
    Vet Parasitol 167:244-54. 2010
    ..parva isolates in South Africa. The significance of the different p67 alleles, particularly the novel variants, in the epidemiology of theileriosis in South Africa still needs to be determined...
  5. pmc Babesia lengau sp. nov., a novel Babesia species in cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus, Schreber, 1775) populations in South Africa
    Anna Mari Bosman
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, 0110 Onderstepoort, South Africa
    J Clin Microbiol 48:2703-8. 2010
    ..The prevalence of infection was 28.5%. Here we describe the morphology and phylogenetic relationships of the novel species, which we have named Babesia lengau sp. nov...
  6. doi request reprint Sequence heterogeneity in the 18S rRNA gene within Theileria equi and Babesia caballi from horses in South Africa
    Raksha Bhoora
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort 0110, South Africa
    Vet Parasitol 159:112-20. 2009
    ..caballi is required prior to the development of molecular diagnostic tests to detect these parasites in horses. Species-specific probes must be in designed in regions of the gene that are both conserved within and unique to each species...
  7. pmc Evaluation of a real-time PCR test for the detection and discrimination of theileria species in the African buffalo (Syncerus caffer)
    Mamohale E Chaisi
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa Department of Biology, National University of Lesotho, Roma, Lesotho
    PLoS ONE 8:e75827. 2013
    ..Sequence data generated from this study can be used for the development of a more inclusive assay for detection and differentiation of all variants of the mildly pathogenic and benign Theileria spp. of buffalo and cattle. ..
  8. pmc Babesia lengau associated with cerebral and haemolytic babesiosis in two domestic cats
    Anna Mari Bosman
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort 0110, South Africa
    Parasit Vectors 6:128. 2013
    ..Babesia lengau, recently described from asymptomatic cheetahs, has now possibly been incriminated as the causative agent in two severe clinical cases in domestic cats...
  9. doi request reprint Sequence variation identified in the 18S rRNA gene of Theileria mutans and Theileria velifera from the African buffalo (Syncerus caffer)
    Mamohale E Chaisi
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort, 0110, South Africa
    Vet Parasitol 191:132-7. 2013
    ..velifera, with the greatest diversity observed amongst the T. mutans variants. This variation possibly explained why the RLB hybridization assay failed to detect T. mutans and T. velifera in some of the analysed samples...
  10. doi request reprint Identification of Theileria parva and Theileria sp. (buffalo) 18S rRNA gene sequence variants in the African Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) in southern Africa
    Mamohale E Chaisi
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort, 0110, South Africa
    Vet Parasitol 182:150-62. 2011
    ..parva variants and, although amplicons were obtained from Theileria sp. (buffalo) DNA, none of the Theileria sp. (buffalo) 18S rRNA sequence variants were detected by the T. parva-specific hybridization probes...
  11. doi request reprint Detection of bovine papillomavirus DNA in sarcoid-affected and healthy free-roaming zebra (Equus zebra) populations in South Africa
    Enette Van Dyk
    Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort, South Africa
    J Virol Methods 158:141-51. 2009
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  12. ncbi request reprint Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) populations in northwestern Namibia are apparently not infected with piroplasms
    Barend L Penzhorn
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort, South Africa
    J Wildl Dis 44:1032-5. 2008
    ..The animals were sparsely infested with ticks. In the absence of suitable prophylactic measures, naïve rhinoceroses would be at risk if translocated to Babesia-endemic areas...
  13. pmc The epidemiology of tick-borne haemoparasites as determined by the reverse line blot hybridization assay in an intensively studied cohort of calves in western Kenya
    Nyawira E Njiiri
    The International Livestock Research Institute, PO Box, 30709, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort 0110, South Africa
    Vet Parasitol 210:69-76. 2015
    ..Although the study site was located across four agroecological zones, there was little restriction of the parasites to particular zones. ..
  14. pmc Tick-borne haemoparasites in African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) from two wildlife areas in Northern Botswana
    Dewald Eygelaar
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort, 0110, South Africa
    Parasit Vectors 8:26. 2015
    ..Information on the distribution of tick-borne diseases and ticks is scarce in Northern Botswana. Nevertheless, this data is necessary for targeting surveillance and control measures in livestock production at national level...
  15. pmc Characterization of Anaplasma marginale subsp. centrale Strains by Use of msp1aS Genotyping Reveals a Wildlife Reservoir
    Zamantungwa T H Khumalo
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    J Clin Microbiol 54:2503-12. 2016
    ..Our results demonstrate a diversity of A. marginale subsp. centrale strains from cattle and wildlife hosts from South Africa and indicate the utility of msp1aS as a genotypic marker for A. marginale subsp. centrale strain diversity. ..
  16. doi request reprint Confirmation of occurrence of <i>Babesia vogeli</i> in a dog in Windhoek, central Namibia
    Barend L Penzhorn
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, University of Pretoria
    J S Afr Vet Assoc 87:e1-e3. 2016
    ..vogeli-specific probe, but not with the Babesia canis- and B. 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint Piroplasms in brown hyaenas (Parahyaena brunnea) and spotted hyaenas (Crocuta crocuta) in Namibia and South Africa are closely related to Babesia lengau
    Richard E J Burroughs
    Centre for Veterinary Wildlife Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort, South Africa
    Parasitol Res . 2016
    ..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...
  18. doi request reprint Phylogeny of Theileria buffeli genotypes identified in the South African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) population
    Mamohale E Chaisi
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort, 0110, South Africa Department of Biology, National University of Lesotho, Faculty of Science and Technology, Roma 180, Lesotho Electronic address
    Vet Parasitol 204:87-95. 2014
    ..buffeli and T. sinensis genotypes in South Africa. Our study provides invaluable information towards the classification of this complex group of benign and mildly pathogenic species. ..
  19. doi request reprint Development and evaluation of a real-time polymerase chain reaction test for the detection of Theileria parva infections in Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer) and cattle
    Kgomotso P Sibeko
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort 0110, South Africa
    Vet Parasitol 155:37-48. 2008
    ..parva diagnostics and can reliably detect the parasite in carrier animals with a piroplasm parasitaemia as low as 8.79 x 10(-4)%...
  20. doi request reprint Diversity of ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) infesting cheetahs (Acinoyx jubatus) at three breeding centres in South Africa and activity patterns of questing ticks
    Habib Golezardy
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort, 0110, South Africa
    Ticks Tick Borne Dis 7:788-97. 2016
    ..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. ..