1. bookVolume 63 (2019): Issue 1 (March 2019)
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Prevalence of Endoparasites in Carnivores in a Zoo and a Wolves Park in Germany

Published Online: 06 Apr 2019
Volume & Issue: Volume 63 (2019) - Issue 1 (March 2019)
Page range: 54 - 59
Received: 16 Jan 2019
Accepted: 12 Mar 2019
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2453-7837
First Published
30 Mar 2016
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4 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

Endoparasites have the potential to cause significant health problems in humans and other animals. Consequently, particularly the endoparasites of a zoonotic nature are of great interest to health authorities and scientists. This study investigated the prevalence of different intestinal parasite species of carnivores kept in captivity. Altogether 36 pooled samples of faeces obtained from individual animal enclosures from the Neunkircher Zoo and Wolfspark Werner Freund in Germany were examined. The samples were analysed by means of a flotation concentration method with the use of Faust and Kozák-Mágrová solution. Out of a total of 36 samples, 19 were positive for endoparasites (52.78 %). Furthermore, 13 out of 19 positive samples were protozoans (68.42 %).

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