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1 January 2003 Coprologic Survey of Parasites of Spotted Hyenas (Crocuta crocuta) in the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Seventy fecal samples from spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta) in the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya were examined for parasite eggs and oocysts using sugar flotation. A total of nine parasite genera were identified, and all samples were positive for at least one parasite species. Most individuals were infected with Ancylostoma sp. and Spirometra sp., and these species had the highest median intensity of infection. Other parasites identified include Isospora sp., Taeniidae, Spirurida, Toxocara sp., Mesocestoides sp., Dipylidium sp., and Trichuris sp.

Engh, Nelson, Peebles, Hernandez, Hubbard, and Holekamp: Coprologic Survey of Parasites of Spotted Hyenas (Crocuta crocuta) in the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Anne L. Engh, Keith G. Nelson, Robert Peebles, Alexander D. Hernandez, Karen K. Hubbard, and Kay E. Holekamp "Coprologic Survey of Parasites of Spotted Hyenas (Crocuta crocuta) in the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 39(1), (1 January 2003). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-39.1.224
Received: 31 December 2001; Published: 1 January 2003
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