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Oestrosis in Asiatic ibex (Capra sibirica): a case report and molecular characterization of larvae
- Sánchez, Antonio, Caparrós, Noelia, Ostrowski, Stephane, Sarasa, Mathieu, Pérez, Jesús M.
- Veterinary parasitology 2017 v.236 pp. 55-57
- Capra sibirica, Oestrus ovis, adults, case studies, cytochrome-c oxidase, estrus, females, genes, larvae, livestock, mountains, parasites, risk, sympatry, Kyrgyzstan
- Three third-instar Oestrus larvae were found in the frontal sinus of an adult female Asiatic ibex (Capra sibirica) in the Tian Shan mountain range, Kyrgyzstan. The larvae were identified as Oestrus ovis based on morphology and after sequencing and analyzing a fragment of the cytochrome oxidase I (COI) gene. In light of this identification and the fact that Asiatic ibex and livestock are sympatric in many areas in Central Asia, we discuss the risks of interspecific parasite spillover.