Intestinal parasites of raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) from western Poland
Anna Słodkowicz-Kowalska , Jarosław Pacoń , Łukasz Skrzypczak , Anna Werner , Natalia Osten-Sacken , Anna C. Majewska
AbstractThe raccoon dog is considered the most successful invading mammal species in Europe. This species has a negative influence on biodiversity in ecosystems and may play an important role in transmission of viral, bacterial, and parasitic diseases. Studies of parasitological fauna of this invasive species living in our country may be essential for health of humans and native species of animals. The main goal of this study was to examine raccoon fecal samples for the presence of intestinal parasites and assess the health hazard for humans, as well as domestic and wild animals. A total of 51 raccoon dog fecal samples were collected from two sites in western Poland. Fecal samples were examined using coprological and immunological methods. In examined samples Isospora and Cryptosporidium oocysts as well as Toxocara and Trichuris eggs were found.
|Journal series||Annals of Parasitology, ISSN 2299-0631, e-ISSN 2300-6706, (B 15 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.3|
|Conference||XXIIIth Congress of the Polish Parasitological Society, 04-09-2013 - 07-09-2013, Szklarska Poręba-Piechowice, Polska|
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