Strepsiceros


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Strepsiceros

 

a genus of artiodactyls of the family Bovidae. It is close to the other genera of twisted-horn ox antelopes. The horns of the males are long and twisted into the shape of a corkscrew; the females have no horns. There are two species. The greater kudu (S. strepsiceros) stands up to 132 cm high at the shoulder and measures up to 245 cm long. It is distributed primarily in Africa south of the Zambezi River. The lesser kudu (S. imberbis) stands about 100 cm high and is distributed in Somali and other parts of East Africa. The females are smaller than the males. The coloration ranges from reddish gray to bluish gray with white stripes on the sides. The kudu lives in small groups, more rarely alone, in wooded hills, feeding on grass and tree leaves.

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Rabies in the kudu antelope (Tragelaphus strepsiceros).
Specifically, our study objectives were twofold: (i) to compare the impala (Aepyceros melampus) and kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) vigilance behaviour between southern Gonarezhou and Malipati, and (ii) to determine and compare common large herbivore densities in southern Gonarezhou and Malipati.
Distribution of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros).
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In the article entitled "Distribution of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy in Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)" by Andrew A.
Of all the species exposed naturally to the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) agent, the greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros), a nondomesticated bovine from Africa, appears to be the most susceptible to the disease.
BSE was diagnosed in six of eight greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros), a member of the family Bovidae, subfamily Bovinae, that died at the London Zoo from 1989 through 1992 (2,13,14).
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Spongiform encephalopathy in an Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryr) and a greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros).
Spongiform encephalopathy in a herd of greater kudu Tragelaphus strepsiceros: epidemiological observations.
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy in greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros).
Spongiform encephalopathy in an Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) and a greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros).