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Volume 61, Issue 3 (Sep 2016)

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Coprology of a single Northern white-breasted hedgehog (Erinaceus roumanicus): first report of Isospora rastegaievae in Poland

Anna M. Pyziel
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Published Online: 2016-07-21 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2016-0085

Abstract

Coprological analysis of a sample from one free-living hedgehog was done with the use of a direct flotation method with additional incubation of fecal material. The study revealed three types of eggs and oocysts in the feces. The most commonly diagnosed were oocysts of Isospora rastegaievae (543/3g), while oocysts of Monocystis sp. (267/3g) and eggs of Aonchotheca/Eucoleus spp. (52/3g) were seen less often. This is the first report of coccidia I. rastegaievae (Apicomplexa: Eimeriida) and acephaline gregarine Monocystis sp. (Apicomplexa: Eugregarinida) infection in a hedgehog in Poland.

Keywords: Erinaceus roumanicus; hedgehog; Isospora rastegaievae; oocysts; coprology; parasites

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About the article

Received: 2016-01-25

Revised: 2016-03-08

Accepted: 2016-03-09

Published Online: 2016-07-21

Published in Print: 2016-09-01


Citation Information: Acta Parasitologica, ISSN (Online) 1896-1851, ISSN (Print) 1230-2821, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2016-0085.

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