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Aspects of geophagia amongst dairy cattle in a feedlot system
(University of the Free State, 2017-03)
English: Modern confinements imposed on animals limit their access to natural resources required for optimal nutrition. This lack of resources may lead to nutrient deficiencies and one of the hypotheses for the deliberate ...
Comparative bone histology of stigmochelys pardalis (leopard tortoise), with specific reference to ontogeny and biomechanics
(University of the Free State, 2017-01)
Testudines are a group of reptiles characterised by the presence of a shell comprised of bony shields. Stigmochelys pardalis is the most widely distributed terrestrial testudine in southern Africa. Although relatively ...
Population dynamics management of invasive rock hyraxes, procavia capensis (Pallas, 1766), in the central Free State, South Africa
(University of the Free State, 2017-02)
Frequent reports of rock hyrax (Procavia capensis) invasions in residential areas prompted an investigation of this problem in order to identify possible solutions. From reports, problem areas in South Africa were identified, ...
Taxonomic status of trichodina heterodentata Duncan, 1977 (Ciliophora: Peritrichia) using standard morphology, as well as molecular techniques
(University of the Free State, 2017-12)
English: The family Trichodinidae Raabe, 1959 (Ciliophora, Peritrichia) consists of 11 genera, of which the cosmopolitan genus Trichodina Ehrenberg, 1838 has the largest number of species. A substantial majority of trichodinid ...
A comparative study in ectoparasite tolerance between Purebred Brahman (Bos indicus Linnaeus), sussex (Bos taurus Linnaeus) and brahman x sussex crossbred cattle in the Free State, South Africa
(University of the Free State, 2017-08)
Crossbreeding Bos indicus with Bos taurus cattle was explored as a measure to manage ectoparasite infestation specifically comparing tick, mite, fly and lice resistance between Brahman, Sussex and Brahman x Sussex crossbreds. ...