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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

Print version ISSN 0101-8175

Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.19  supl.1 Curitiba July 2002

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-81752002000500020 

Helminths of the guinea pig, Cavia porcellus (Linnaeus), in Brazil

 

 

Roberto Magalhães PintoI,II,III; Delir Corrêa GomesI,II; Luís C. Muniz-PereiraI; Dely NoronhaI

ILaboratório de Helmintos Parasitos de Vertebrados, Departamento de Helmintologia, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Avenida Brasil 4365, 21045-900 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
IICNPq research fellow
IIICorresponding author. E-mail: rmpinto@ioc.fiocruz.br

 

 


ABSTRACT

Worm burdens were evaluated and compared in two groups of the guinea pig, Cavia poreellus (Linnaeus, 1758): animals of the first group were conventionally maintained in an institutional animal house and those of the second group were openly kept in pet shops in Brazil. Animals from both sources were infected only with the nematode Paraspidodera uncinata (Rudolphi, 1819) Travassos, 1914 (10% of prevalence in guinea pigs from lhe institutional facility and 40% in those animals from the pet shop). Other helminth samples recovered from Brazilian guinea pigs during 52 years and that are deposited in the Helminthological Collection of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (CHIOC) were also analyzed. Paraspidodera uncinata and the cestode Monoecocestus parcitesticulatus Rêgo, 1960 were identified in these samples.

Key Words: Helminths, Paraspidodera uncinata, Monoecocestus parcitesticulatus, Cavia poreellus, guinea pig, Brazil


 

 

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. To the institution which supplied the guinea pigs, to the Setor de Multimeios, Fiocruz and to Heloísa Maria Nogueira Diniz from the Laboratório de Imagens, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, for technical assistance regarding figures.

 

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Received in 11.I.2002; accepted in 01.VII.2002.

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