Hare (Lepus europaeus Pallas, 1778) parasites in two geographical zones of Chile

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2005
Authors:D. González-Acuña, Rebolledo, P., Skewes, O., Moreno-Salas, Ldel C., Castro, Ddel Carmen
Journal:Parasitología Latinoamericana
Pagination:174 - 177
Date Published:2005
Type of Article:Communication
ISSN:0717-7712 On-line
Keywords:Chile, survey, wild ainimal parasites

The parasites of 40 Lepus europaeus (hares) were analyzed (20 of the Ñuble Province and 20 of Ultima Esperanza) caught between January 2003 and August 2004. In the Ñuble province three endoparasites species were isolated: Trichostrongylus retortaeformis (60%), Passalurus ambiguus (5%) and Eimeria spp. (45%). In Ultima Esperanza only T. retortaeformis was isolated with 60% of infection. The ectoparasite species isolated corresponded to the Phthiraptera Haemodipsus lyriocephalus in a hare of the Ñuble Province. No significant differences in the presence of gastrointestinal parasites were found with respect to sex and age of the hare. Nor was there any significant difference between parasitism of T. retortaeformis in the two studied zones.

Paper published in Spanish.

Short Title:Parasitol. latinoam
Original Publication:Parásitos de la liebre (Lepus europaeus Pallas, 1778): estudio en dos zonas geográficas de Chile
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