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1 July 1992 Experimental Evaluation of Mink and Apodemus speciosus in the Echinococcus multilocularis Life-cycle in Hokkaido, Japan
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The epizootiological status of mink (Mustela vison) as definitive hosts and Apodemus speciosus as intermediate hosts in the transmission of Echinococcus multilocularis in Hokkaido, Japan, were evaluated by orally inoculating mink with protoscoleces, and A. speciosus with eggs of the cestode, respectively. No tapeworms were recovered from the alimentary tract of the mink, and no hydatid cysts were recovered from the viscera of the egg-inoculated A. speciosus. We conclude that mink and A. speciosus cannot serve as definitive hosts and intermediate hosts of E. multilocularis, respectively, in Hokkaido.

Ooi, Inaba, and Kamiya: Experimental Evaluation of Mink and Apodemus speciosus in the Echinococcus multilocularis Life-cycle in Hokkaido, Japan
Hong-Kean Ooi, Chieko Inaba, and Masao Kamiya "Experimental Evaluation of Mink and Apodemus speciosus in the Echinococcus multilocularis Life-cycle in Hokkaido, Japan," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 28(3), 472-473, (1 July 1992). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-28.3.472
Received: 30 September 1991; Published: 1 July 1992
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