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SINET: Ethiopian Journal of Science

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Some helminths of the Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis Rüpell 1840, Canidae) and its prey in the Bale Mountains National Park

Habte Jebessa

Abstract


Eggs of Trichuris vulpis were found in all fecal samples of Canis simensis and one had unfertilized Ascaris lumbricoides egg. Adult specimens of Echinococcus granulosus were observed once in a fecal sample of Canis simensis. Examination of additional fecal samples failed to reveal the adult parasite. However, unidentified Taenia species eggs were found in all of the fecal samples. Examination of liver of some rodents revealed an encysted Ascaris larva in Arvicanthis blicki.



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