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Ascarid nematodes in domestic and wild terrestrial mammals.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12512563     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The biology of the ascarid nematodes has been discussed in the context of their important economic role in farm animals, pet animals and zoo animals with special attention to carnivores and primates. In farm animals, infection with the most common roundworm of horses (Parascaris equorum) and swine (Ascaris suum) depend on many factors such as environmental conditions (larval development in the egg and egg survival), age of the host, breed, husbandry system, hygiene and treatment schedule. The monoxenic ascarids Toxocara canis and T. cati are the most important nematodes in carnivorous animals (dogs, cats, foxes) and carnivores in the zoo. In the period of March 2000 till March 2001, 57.1% of examined representatives of Felidae, Ursidae and Canidae in the Zoological Garden of Wrocław were found to be infected with ascarids (T. canis, T. cati, Toxascaris leonina). The prevalence of T. canis in the Canidae was 66.7%, of T. cati in the Felidae was 14.3%, while 57.1% of the Felidae carried T. leonina infection. Ascaris lumbricoides, a typical parasite of primates, was found in some gorillas, chimpanzees and orang-utans during parasitological survey.
A Okulewicz; E Lonc; F H M Borgsteede
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Polish journal of veterinary sciences     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1505-1773     ISO Abbreviation:  Pol J Vet Sci     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-06     Completed Date:  2003-05-16     Revised Date:  2009-11-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101125473     Medline TA:  Pol J Vet Sci     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  277-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General Parasitology, Microbiological Institute, University of Wrocław, Przybyszewskiego 63/77, 51-148 Wrocław, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Diseases / economics,  parasitology*
Animals, Domestic / parasitology*
Animals, Wild / parasitology*
Animals, Zoo / parasitology
Ascaridia / isolation & purification*,  physiology
Ascaridiasis / economics,  epidemiology,  veterinary*
Primates / parasitology

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