Occurrence of Giardia sp. and Cryptosporidium sp. in Leopardus weidii of wild life

Camila Belmonte Oliveira João Fábio Soares Aleksandro Schafer da Silva Marcos Kipper da Silva Edson Luis Salomão Silvia Gonzalez Monteiro About the authors

Leopardus weiidi (gato-maracajá) is a neo-tropical mammal with has a wide distribution in Brazil. In the municipality of Cachoeira do Sul, RS, a fecal sample from a specimen captured for treatment was collected and analyzed by the centrifugal-flotation method with zinc sulfate for research of parasites. A large number of cysts of Giardia sp. and oocysts of Cryptosporidium sp. was observed. The results indicate that L. weeidi is a host of these protozoa.

Leopardus weiidi; Giardia sp; Cryptosporidium sp

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