Intestinal parasites of the grey fox (Pseudalopex culpaeus) in the central Peruvian Andes

P. L. Moro, J. Ballarta, R. H. Gilman, G. Leguia, M. Rojas, G. Montes

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Abstract

The intestines of 20 grey Peruvian foxes (Pseudalopex culpaeus) were examined for the presence of Echinococcus granulosus and other intestinal parasites. Echinococcus granulosus was not found in foxes but Taenia hydatigena and T. multiceps were found in 7 and 4 animals respectively. The grey fox may not be a suitable definitive host for E. granulosus. However, it may act as a sylvatic reservoir of T. hydatigena and T. multiceps in the central Peruvian Andes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-89
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Helminthology
Volume72
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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