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Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

Print version ISSN 0102-0935On-line version ISSN 1678-4162

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BARROS, L.A.; MORAES FILHO, J.  and  OLIVEIRA, R.L.. Nematode larvae with zoonotical importance found in trairas (Hoplias malabaricus) in Santo Antonio do Leverger, Mato Grosso, Brazil. Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec. [online]. 2007, vol.59, n.2, pp.533-535. ISSN 0102-0935.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-09352007000200042.

In order to investigate the prevalence of nematode larvae with zoonotical importance in trairas (Hoplias malabaricus), necropsy exams were done 30 specimes from Santo Antonio do Leverger, Mato Grosso, Brazil. These fishes were collected during drought time and two different nematodes larvae were found - Contracaecum sp. and Eustrongylides sp. - presenting the following prevalence: Contracaecum sp., 73% and Eustrongylides sp., 33%.

Keywords : fish; traíra; Hoplias malabaricus; Contracaecum; Eustrongylides; zoonosis; larva.

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