We report on the examination of 18 elk (Alces alces), 16 red deer (Cervus elaphus) and 16 roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) from the Belorussian Polesie in the period 1981–1998 for helminths. A total of 18 helminth species were found including Dictyocaulus eckerti, Fasciola hepatica, Oesophagostomum venulosum, Taenia hydatigena larvae and Trichuris ovis, all of which occurred in all host species. Sixteen of the species found are known to infect humans, domestic animals and/or farm animals.
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Shimalov, .V., Shimalov, .V. Helminth fauna of cervids in Belorussian Polesie. Parasitol Res 89, 75–76 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-002-0700-x
- Host Species
- Farm Animal
- Domestic Animal
- Helminth Species