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1 September 2006 OUTPUT OF GASTROINTESTINAL NEMATODE EGGS IN THE FECES OF CAPTIVE GAZELLES (GAZELLA DAMA MHORR, GAZELLA CUVIERI AND GAZELLA DORCAS NEGLECTA) IN A SEMIARID REGION OF SOUTHEASTERN SPAIN
Juana Ortiz, Rocío Ruiz de Ybáñez, Teresa Abaigar, Marina Goyena, Magdalena Garijo, Gerardo Espeso, Mar Cano
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Abstract

Feces from 62 captive African gazelles, including Mhorr gazelles (Gazella dama mhorr), Cuvier's gazelles (Gazella cuvieri), and Dorcas gazelles (Gazella dorcas neglecta), were examined over the course of a year to quantitate nematode egg excretion patterns. Strongyloides sp. eggs appeared only in G. dama during the rainy season. Trichostrongylidae egg excretion showed a marked seasonal variation, with very low levels during the dry and hot period, a finding that is probably attributable to hypobiosis of the predominant species (Camelostrongylus mentulatus). Eggs of the Nematodirus sp., predominantly Nematodirus spathiger, were excreted throughout the year. No seasonal pattern was observed in Trichuris sp. egg excretion.

Juana Ortiz, Rocío Ruiz de Ybáñez, Teresa Abaigar, Marina Goyena, Magdalena Garijo, Gerardo Espeso, and Mar Cano "OUTPUT OF GASTROINTESTINAL NEMATODE EGGS IN THE FECES OF CAPTIVE GAZELLES (GAZELLA DAMA MHORR, GAZELLA CUVIERI AND GAZELLA DORCAS NEGLECTA) IN A SEMIARID REGION OF SOUTHEASTERN SPAIN," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 37(3), 249-254, (1 September 2006). https://doi.org/10.1638/03-065.1
Received: 26 July 2003; Published: 1 September 2006
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