Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária
versão On-line ISSN 1984-2961
SANTOS, Karina R. dos et al. First report of Strongyloides sp. (Nematoda, Strongyloididae) in Leopardus tigrinus (Carnivora: Felidae) in the municipality of Botucatu, State of São Paulo, Brazil. Rev. Bras. Parasitol. Vet. (Online) [online]. 2009, vol.18, suppl.1, pp. 77-79. ISSN 1984-2961. http://dx.doi.org/10.4322/rbpv.018e1016.
The present study reports the first case of infection by Strongyloides sp. in Leopardus tigrinus in the municipality of Botucatu, State of São Paulo, Brazil. Feces of the infected L. tigrinus specimen were cultivated in sterilized equine feces and a cat (Felis catus domesticus) was experimentally infected with three thousand infective L3 subcutaneous route, in order to identify the Strongyloides species involved in the parasitism. Parthenogenetic females recovered from the experimental animals were analyzed but comparison between the biometric data found and the data in the literature did not enable identification of the species. This is the first report on the occurrence of Strongyloides sp. in L. tigrinus.
Palavras-chave : Leopardus tigrinus; wild felids; parasitic infection; disease; new host.