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Helmintos e protozoários em fezes de javalis (Sus scrofa scrofa) criados em cativeiro Helminths and protozoa in wild boars (Sus scrofa scrofa) feces raised in captivity

By M.J.S. Mundim, A.V. Mundim, A.L.Q. Santos, D.D. Cabral, E.S.M. Faria and F.M. Moraes


<abstract language="eng">Faecal samples from 79 wild boars (Sus scrofa scrofa) were examined by sedimentation method, zinc sulfate flotation method, and centrifugal flotation in sugar solution for endoparasites research. The results showed that 97.5% of the samples were positive for helminths and/or protozoa as follows: strongilides (70.9%), Ascaris suum (46.9%), Trichuris suis (29.1%), Metastrongylus sp. (12.6%), Strongyloides ransomi (3.8%), Balantidium coli (38.0%), Entamoeba spp. (15.2%), Giardia spp. (1.3%), Blastocystis sp. (12.6%). The frequency of Entamoeba was higher in young animals. Coccidian oocysts were observed in 59.5% samples and five species of Eimeria and one Isospora were recovered: Eimeria scabra (31.9%), E. deblieck (31.9%), E. perminuta (23.4%), E. cerdonis (17.0%), E. scrofae (12.8%) and Isospora suis (12.8%)

Topics: wild boar, Sus scrofa scrofa, helminths, protozoan, coccidian, Zoology, QL1-991, Science, Q, DOAJ:Zoology, DOAJ:Biology, DOAJ:Biology and Life Sciences, Animal culture, SF1-1100, Agriculture, S, DOAJ:Animal Sciences, DOAJ:Agriculture and Food Sciences
Publisher: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Year: 2004
DOI identifier: 10.1590/S0102-09352004000600015
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