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A survey for potentially zoonotic gastrointestinal parasites of dogs and pigs in Cambodia

Tawin Inpankaew
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  • Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Department of Veterinary Disease Biology, Faculty of Health and Medical Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
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/ K. Darwin Murrell
  • Department of Veterinary Disease Biology, Faculty of Health and Medical Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
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/ Nongnuch Pinyopanuwat
  • Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
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/ Chamnan Chhoun
  • Department of Fisheries Post-Harvest Technologies and Quality Control (DFPTQ), Fisheries Administration, Cambodia
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/ Kuong Khov
  • Department of Fisheries Post-Harvest Technologies and Quality Control (DFPTQ), Fisheries Administration, Cambodia
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/ Tharin Sem
  • Department of Animal health and Production, National Veterinary Research Institute (NaVRI), Cambodia
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/ San Sorn
  • Department of Animal health and Production, National Veterinary Research Institute (NaVRI), Cambodia
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Published Online: 2015-09-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2015-0083

Abstract

There is little information available on parasites of zoonotic significance in Cambodia. In 2011, in an effort to obtain data on potentially zoonotic gastrointestinal parasites in domestic animals, 50 dogs and 30 pigs residing in 38 households located in Ang Svay Check village, Takeo province, Cambodia were examined for parasites from faecal samples. The samples were processed using the formalin-ethyl acetate concentration technique (FECT). Hookworms were the most common zoonotic parasite found in dogs (80.0%) followed by Echinostomes (18.0%). While, in pigs, Fasciolopsis buski was the most common zoonotic parasite (30.0%) followed by Ascaris suum (13.3%). This study provides baseline data on gastrointestinal parasites in dogs and pigs from Cambodia and underscores the importance of domestic animals as reservoir hosts for human parasites for Cambodian veterinary and public health agencies. Follow-up studies are required to further taxonomically characterize these dog and pig parasites and to determine their role in human parasites in this community.

Keywords: Dogs; pigs; zoonotic parasites; Cambodia

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About the article

Received: 2014-06-03

Revised: 2015-02-16

Accepted: 2015-04-17

Published Online: 2015-09-25

Published in Print: 2015-12-01


Citation Information: Acta Parasitologica, Volume 60, Issue 4, Pages 601–604, ISSN (Online) 1896-1851, ISSN (Print) 1230-2821, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2015-0083.

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