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The first record of Spirocerca lupi (Rudolphi, 1809) (Spirocercidae, Nematoda) from Poland based on faecal analysis of wolf (Canis lupus L.)

Author:
Szczęsna, J., Popiołek, M.
Source:
Helminthologia 2007 v.44 no.4 pp. 230-232
ISSN:
1336-9083
Subject:
Canis lupus, Spirocerca lupi, autumn, ecosystems, fauna, feces, helminthiasis, helminths, wolves, Poland
Abstract:
During studies on the helminth fauna of wolves inhabiting natural ecosystems of Poland, 86 scats were examined. All the samples were collected in the autumn of 2005. Spirocerca lupi was detected with decantation and flotation techniques. The prevalence was 2.32 %. This is the first record of the parasite from Poland and the third case of its occurrence in the wolf (Canis lupus L.) within its distribution range.
Agid:
5200030