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- de Oliveira, F. C. R., et al. Show all 2 Author
- The Journal of parasitology 2014 v.100 no.6 pp. 860-863
- Habronematidae; Rhea americana; adults; animal parasitic nematodes; breeding; death; gastrointestinal system; necrosis; nematode infections; parasite load; parasitism; rheas
- ... There are few studies concerning the parasites of rheas. However, parasitism is the major cause of the limited success in captive breeding of these birds. Deletrocephalus dimidiatus, Deletrocephalus cesarpintoi, Paradeletrocephalus minor, and Sicarius uncinipenis are the most prevalent nematode species affecting these birds, but the lesions caused by these parasites have not been previously report ...