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Author(s): Egri, B. & Krepsz, Gy.
Title: Nematode infection and its therapy in some zoo ruminants
Title: Egyes állatkerti kérődzőfajok fonalférgessége és annak terápiája
Year: 1992
Volume: 25
Pages: 69-77.

Abstract: The gastrointestinal nematode fauna and the intensity of nematode infection were determined in some ruminant species in the zoo of Győr in 1990 by a faecal egg count technique. The ruminants included in the study were 4 North American and 2 European bison, 7 llamas and 3 Hungarian Grey cattle. After surveying their helminth fauna, the animals were treated with Vermitan paste (Sanofi-Chinoin) administered at a dose of 10 mg/kg body weight, hidden in delicacies (apple, carrot, bread) fed to the animals. The faecal samples collected after the treatments contained mainly eggs of the genera Trichostrongylus and Haemonchus. In faecal samples of bison, the eggs of Strongyloides papillosus, Toxocara vitulorum, Trichuris ovis and Nematodirus sp. were also demonstrated. Egg shedding stopped after the anthelmintic treatments.
Keywords: Bison, llama, Hungarian Grey cattle, helminthological investigation, Zoo of Győr (Hungary), Vermitan paste

Journal: Parasitologia Hungarica
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ISSN: 0303-688X
Publisher: Magyar Parazitológusok Társasága, Budapest
Editor(s): K. Murai, É. & Thoma, A.