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Author Koehler, Anson V. ♦ Borel, Stéphanie ♦ Hoby, Stefan ♦ Hentrich, Brigitte ♦ Gottstein, Bru ♦ Gasser, Robin B.
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2014
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Subject Keyword Molecular tools ♦ Trypanoxyuris ♦ Black-handed spider monkey ♦ Identification ♦ Parasite control ♦ Medical Microbiology ♦ Microbiology ♦ Immunology
Abstract Parasites are of major clinical significance in captive primates in zoos, particularly those with direct life cycles. Oxyurid nematodes can be a persistent problem, as infection intensity and environmental contamination with infective eggs are usually high. Observations at the Basel Zoo in Switzerland have revealed that particularly black-handed spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) exhibit continuous oxyurid nematode infection(s), despite regular deworming with anthelmintics. In the present study, using a molecular approach, we were able to identify the nematode (Trypanoxyuris atelis) causing this ongoing problem, and we are now evaluating a practical treatment and control regimen to tackle this parasite problem.
ISSN 09320113
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2014-07-30
Publisher Place Berlin/Heidelberg
e-ISSN 14321955
Journal Parasitology Research
Volume Number 113
Issue Number 9
Page Count 4
Starting Page 3445
Ending Page 3448

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