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Findings of Alaria alata mesocercariae in wild boars (Sus scrofa) in eastern Austria

Author:
Paulsen, Peter, Ehebruster, Josef, Irschik, Iris, Lücker, Ernst, Riehn, Katharina, Winkelmayer, Rudolf, Smulders, FransJ. M.
Source:
European journal of wildlife research 2012 v.58 no.6 pp. 991-995
ISSN:
1612-4642
Subject:
Alaria, Sus scrofa, meat carcasses, muscle tissues, wild boars, Austria
Abstract:
From June 2011 to February 2012, a total of 451 wild boar carcasses from eastern regions of Austria were tested for the presence of Alaria alata mesocercariae by means of a migration technique. Mesocercariae were recovered from carcasses from the province of Lower Austria (25/337 carcasses) and the Burgenland (5/64), but not from Vienna (0/50). In positive samples (fatty and glandular tissue and muscle), the median number of mesocercariae was 4.5 per 35 g. Within districts, but also between animals hunted at the same day in the same hunting area, frequencies of detection varied considerably.
Agid:
476398