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Parasitic infections of western barred bandicoots (Perameles bougainville).

Bennett, M.D., Woolford, L., O'Hara, A.J., Warren, K.S.ORCID: 0000-0002-9328-2013, Nicholls, P.K.ORCID: 0000-0001-7071-3055 and Hobbs, R.P. (2007) Parasitic infections of western barred bandicoots (Perameles bougainville). In: Erkrankungen der Zootiere. Verhandlungsbericht des 43. Internationalen Symposiums uber die Erkrankungen der Zoo- und Wildtiere, 19-20 May, Edinburgh pp. 197-199.


Fresh faecal samples were collected from Western barred bandicoots (Perameles bougainville) for parasite determination. Samples from 20 western barred bandicoots were also examined for evidence of parasitism. The following parasites were isolated from the animals: ticks (Haemaphysalis humerosa, H. ratti and H. lagostrophi), fleas (Pygiopsylla tunneyi, Echidnophaga gallinacea, Xenopsylla vexabilis vexabilis and Leptopsylla segnis), chiggers (Schoutedenichia emphyla), mites (Austrochirus dorreensis), coccidia (Eimeria kanyana, Klossiella quimrensis and Cryptosporidium sp.) and nematodes (Labiobulura inglisi, Linstowinema inglisi, Linstowinema peramelis, Peramelistrongylus skedastos, Asymmetracantha tasmaniensis, Capillaria sp. and Parastrongyloides sp.) The incidence, predilection site, significance and potential control measures for each of these parasites are discussed in turn.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Notes: Proceedings of the Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin Issue 7
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