Fatal trichuriosis in a captive baboon (papio anubis) in Ibadan Nigeria: a case report

  • B.O. Emikpe
  • G.O Ayoade
  • O.G. Ohore
  • O.O. Olaniyan
  • M.O. Akusu
Keywords: Trichuris, baboon, diarrhoea, emaciation, fatal


A case of fatal trichuriosis in a captive baboon at the zoological garden of the university of Ibadan is reported. The baboon was diarrhoeic, emaciated and had severe haemorrhagic typhilitis. Large numbers of worms identified to be Trichuris trrichuria were found in the caecum. The pathological findings are discussed.

(Tropical Veterinarian: 2002 20(1): 36-39)

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