Accession Number:

AD0783203

Title:

A Survey of Selected Bacteriological Infections of the Chacma Baboon 'Papio ursinus' from the Kruger National Park

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMED FORCES INST OF PATHOLOGY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1973-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

An absence of bacterial pathogens and zoonoses emerged as the salient feature in a bacteriological survey of chacma baboons from the Kruger National Park. Totals varying from 100 to 178 baboons were assayed for salmonellosis, shigellosis, tuberculosis, brucellosis and leptospirosis. It is conjectured that with Kruger National Park baboons, the above mentioned pathogens are not expected to complicate handling procedures or experimentation, provided a clean or pathogen-free environment is maintained from the day of capture onwards.

Subject Categories:

  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE