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1 April 2004 Helminth Fauna of Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) in Estonia
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Thirty-seven carcasses of Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) collected and examined in Estonia during 1999–2001 had helminths. Parasites identified and their prevalence included Diphyllobothrium latum (5%), Taenia pisiformis (100%), Taenia laticollis (41%), Taenia hydatigena (3%), Taenia taeniaeformis (3%), Toxocara cati (68%), and Trichinella spp. (22%). The only significant relationships (P≤0.05) between occurrence of helminths and host age and sex were a greater number of T pisiformis and T laticollis in older than in younger male lynx, and older males had a greater number of species of helminth than did younger lynx. Sixty-one fecal samples collected during snow tracking of nine lynx were examined; eggs of T. cati were identified in 38 samples, and Capillaria spp. were found in eight samples. This is the first systematic investigation of parasites of lynx in Estonia.

Valdmann, Moks, and Talvik: Helminth Fauna of Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) in Estonia
H. Valdmann, E. Moks, and H. Talvik "Helminth Fauna of Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) in Estonia," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 40(2), (1 April 2004). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-40.2.356
Received: 21 February 2003; Published: 1 April 2004
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