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Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

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

Abstract

PINTO, R.M.; MENEZES, R.C.  and  TORTELLY, R.. Systematic and pathologic study of Paratanaisia bragai (Santos, 1934) Freitas, 1959 (Digenea, Eucotylidae) infestation in ruddy ground dove Columbina talpacoti (Temminck, 1811). Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec. [online]. 2004, vol.56, n.4, pp.472-479. ISSN 0102-0935.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-09352004000400008.

This is the first report of the digenetic trematode Paratanaisia bragai infestation in a ruddy ground dove Columbina talpacoti, captured in a suburban area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Although with a low prevalence (10%), the intensity of infection was high, considering that 116 worms were recovered from one of the kidneys. Gross lesions were not observed and histopathological analysis showed very dilated renal collecting ducts with destruction and flattening of the lining epithelial cells, without inflammatory reaction. The pathological findings were compared to those previously reported for P. bragai in other hosts, since the proposal of the species in 1934.

Keywords : ruddy ground dove; Digenea; Paratanaisia bragai; Columbina talpacoti; pathology; Brazil.

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