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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

Print version ISSN 0074-0276On-line version ISSN 1678-8060

Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz vol.89 no.1 Rio de Janeiro Jan./Mar. 1994 

Helminth parasites of conventionally mantained laboratory mice

Roberto Magalhães Pinto

J. Julio Vicente1 

Dely Noronha1 

L. Gonçalves1 

Delir Corrêa Gomes

Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Departamento de Helmintologia, Laboratório de Helmintos Parasitos e Vertebrados, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil


The spectrum of intestinal parasites present in the SwissWebster, C57B1/6 and DBA/2 mice strains from different animal houses was identified and prevalences compared. Three parasites were observed during the course ofthis study, namely the cestode. Vampirolepis nana (Siebold, 1852) Spasskii, 1954(=Hymenolepis nana) and the nematodes Aspiculuris tetraptera (Nitzsch, 1821) Schulz, 1924 and Syphacia obvelata (Rudolphi, 1802) Seurat, 1916. The scope of thisinvestigation has been widened to also include morphometric data on the parasites, to further simplify their identification, since the presence of helminths in laboratory animals is regarded as a restricting factor for the proper attainment of experimental protocols.


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