Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research;Volume 35, Number 4

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BICEPHALIC LARVAL CESTODE OF TAENIIDAE FROM RATS IN MALAYSIA

KAMIYA, Masao;OOI, Hong Kean;OHBAYASHI, Masashi;OW-YANG, Chee Kong

Permalink : http://hdl.handle.net/2115/8933
JaLCDOI : 10.14943/jjvr.35.4.275
KEYWORDS : Bicephalic cysticercus;Rattus spp.;Malaysia

Abstract

Ten cysticerci were recovered from 3 Rattus rattus and 1 R. argentiventer collected near Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia, in July 1985 and in August 1986. All the cysticerci possess a pair of taeniid strobilae. The cysticerci were found in the thoracic and peritoneal cavities, in the muscle and also in the subcutaneous tissue. Each scolex has an average of 52 hooks. The size of the large hook is 300-306 μm and the small hook is 200-220 μm. A cysticercus, which was surgically implanted into the peritoneal cavity of a rat, R. rattus, collected from the same area and brought back to laboratory, was fed to a cat. However, no cestode was recovered from the cat.

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