Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research;Volume 36, Number 3-4

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HELMINTH PARASITES OF THE JAPANESE MONKEY, MACACA FUSCATA FUSCATA IN EHIME PREFECTURE, JAPAN

ITOH, Kazuhiro;OKU, Yuzaburo;OKAMOTO, Munehiro;OHBAYASHI, Masashi;KITAMURA, Yukitoshi;SHIBAHARA, Toshiyuki

Permalink : http://hdl.handle.net/2115/3133
JaLCDOI : 10.14943/jjvr.36.3-4.235
KEYWORDS : Macaca fuscata fuscata;parasitological survey;Streptopharagus;Trichuris;Oesophagostomum;Strongyloides;Japan

Abstract

Thirty-six Japanese monkeys, Macaca fuscata fuscata captured in Ehime Prefecture, Japan, during 1986-1987 were subjected to postmortem examination. The survey revealed 4 species of helminths : Streptopharagus pigmentatus (69.9% of monkeys), Strongyloides fuelleborni (52.9%), Trichuris sp. (52.9%) and Oesophagostomum aculeatum (5.6%). No cestodes or trematodes were found. The intensity of infection in the monkeys was low except for 3 cases of heavy infection.

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