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  1. An index of spring diet in the common flat lizard, <em>Platysaurus intermedius wilhelmi</em>

    An index of spring diet in the common flat lizard, <em>Platysaurus intermedius wilhelmi</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Herpetology
    Flat lizards of the genus Platysaurus are primarily insectivorous, but some species are omnivorous, eating significant amounts of plant material. The common flat lizard, P. intermedius, is thought to forage on arthropods, flowers, leaves and fruit. However, this assertion is...
  2. An evaluation of diet quality in two desert ungulates exposed to hyper-arid conditions

    An evaluation of diet quality in two desert ungulates exposed to hyper-arid conditions

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Desert-dwelling ungulates are frequently exposed to plant communities of poor nutritional quality and low abundance. We assessed the diet quality of a large-bodied non-ruminant, the Asiatic wild ass (Equus hemionus) and that of a small-bodied ruminant, the dorcas gazelle (Gazella...
  3. Heavy metal and faecal bacterial contamination of urban lakes in Yaoundé, Cameroon

    Heavy metal and faecal bacterial contamination of urban lakes in Yaoundé, Cameroon

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
    Concentrations of faecal bacteria and heavy metals (Cr, Cd, Hg, Pb and Zn) were measured in fish, mud and water from two urban lakes in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The mean densities of faecal coliforms (FC) and faecal streptococ ci (FS) in...
  4. Bacterial levels in the Nyl River system, Limpopo province, South Africa

    Bacterial levels in the Nyl River system, Limpopo province, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
    Because water quantity and quality are of great importance in the arid Limpopo province, the bacterial content of water in the Nyl River System and its possible origins were assessed at five sites. Quarterly surveys took place between April 2001...
  5. Factors governing the removal of faecal indicator bacteria in the ecosystem of Lake Timsah, Egypt

    Factors governing the removal of faecal indicator bacteria in the ecosystem of Lake Timsah, Egypt

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
    Persistence of faecal coliforms, presumptive Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio parahaemolyticus at three stations in Lake Timsah were investigated in 2010. Samples were collected by day and at night. Bacterial counts were highest at the outlet of wastewater discharged into the...
  6. Constipation in children

    Constipation in children

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Constipation in children is a universal problem, occurring in 0.7–28% of the population. The exact aetiology is unknown, but the majority of children have a functional, rather than organic, aetiology. Symptoms associated with constipation include abdominal pain, a poor appetite...
  7. Physiological stress levels in the endemic and endangered Udzungwa red colobus vary with elevation

    Physiological stress levels in the endemic and endangered Udzungwa red colobus vary with elevation

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Habitat loss and fragmentation inevitably cause biodiversity decline, a major concern for the conservation of endangered species. Primates are of particular interest, because they are highly vulnerable to forest fragmentation. In this study, we investigated faecal glucocorticoid measurements (FGCM), an...
  8. Determining adrenocortical activity as a measure of stress in African buffalo (<em>Syncerus caffer</em>) based on faecal analysis

    Determining adrenocortical activity as a measure of stress in African buffalo (<em>Syncerus caffer</em>) based on faecal analysis

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Little is known about the levels of stress experienced by African buffalos affected by injury, disease, or socio-ecological and anthropogenic factors. To be able to start filling this gap, we examined the suitability of two 11-oxoaetiocholanolone enzyme-immunoassays (EIAs) detecting 11,17...
  9. Impacts of climatic changes on small mammal communities in the Sahel (West Africa) as evidenced by owl pellet analysis

    Impacts of climatic changes on small mammal communities in the Sahel (West Africa) as evidenced by owl pellet analysis

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    To evaluate the impact of climatic change on rodent sahelian communities, we analysed the contents of over 2500 barn owl (Tyto alba) pellets collected along the Senegal river between 1989 and 2003, and from the Ferlo sahelian area in 2003...
  10. Non-invasive measurement of adrenocortical activity in a myrmecophageous mammal, the bat-eared fox

    Non-invasive measurement of adrenocortical activity in a myrmecophageous mammal, the bat-eared fox

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Measuring physiological stress reactions through the quantification of plasma cortisol often involves physical restraint, which acts as a stressor itself. Here, we present the validation of a non-invasive method for assessing adrenocortical activity as an indicator of stress in the...