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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.)
- Szczęsna, J., Popiołek, M.
- Helminthologia 2007 v.44 no.4 pp. 230-232
- Canis lupus, Spirocerca lupi, autumn, ecosystems, fauna, feces, helminthiasis, helminths, wolves, Poland
- 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.