oa African Zoology - The significance of infectious diseases in African game populations

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



The tendency in wild animal species to manifest few or no recognisable and identifiable signs of disease, the rapid deterioration of game animals which have succumbed to certain infections, and the efficient detection and removal of carcasses by scavergers have led to the impression that wild game populations are not frequently decimated by disease. It is the intention with this paper to stress the significance or potential danger of infectious diseases to our natural fauna.

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