Gastrointestinal protozoa in Tayassu pecari kept in captivity in Brazil

Matheus Hilliard Farret, Vinícius da Rosa Fanfa, Aleksandro Schafer da Silva, Silvia Gonzalez Monteiro

Abstract


The aim of this study was to report the gastrointestinal parasitism in white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari) in Brazil. Fecal samples of three animals kept in captivity in the state of Rio Grande do Sul were collected. Samples were analyzed by the centrifugal flotation technique with zinc sulfate and by the Kinyon staining method. All animals showed mixed infection by cysts of Giardia sp. and Balantidium sp. and by oocysts of Cryptosporidium sp. and Eimeria sp. This is the first report of these four genera of protozoa in T. pecari.


Keywords


Giardia; Cryptosporidium; Eimeria; Balantidium



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2010v31n4p1041

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433/1679-0359
E-mail: semina.agrarias@uel.br
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