Fecal samples from the Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) and the Amur cat (Felis bengalensis euptilurus) from Far Eastern Russia, were examined for parasites. A natural sedimentation methodology was used and a complete examination of all the sediment was performed. This fecal investigation allowed us to isolate and identify several developmental stages of gastrointestinal, hepatic, and respiratory parasites. Five parasites were found from P. t. altaica: 11 trematodes (Platynosomum fastosum) and 4 nematodes (Strongyloides sp., Ancylostomatidae, Toxascaris leonina, and Toxocara cati). Five parasites were found from F. b. euptilurus: 1 cestode (Diplopylidium sp.) and 4 nematodes (Trichuris sp., Ancylostomatidae, Toxascaris leonina, and Aelurostrongylus abstrusus). In addition, trophozoites of the amoeba Acanthamoeba sp. were detected in tiger feces.
Coprology of Panthera tigris altaica and Felis bengalensis euptilurus From the Russian Far East
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P. González, E. Carbonell, V. Urios, V. V. Rozhnov; Coprology of Panthera tigris altaica and Felis bengalensis euptilurus From the Russian Far East. J Parasitol 1 August 2007; 93 (4): 948–950. doi: https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-3519RN.1
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