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Parasitism by Giardia sp. and Cryptosporidium sp. in Coendou villosus

This research was aimed at verifing the possible parasitism by Giardia sp. and Cryptosporidium sp. in porcupine (Coendou villosus) faeces samples. Samples were analyzed by the centrifugal-flotation method with zinc sulphate and showed high infection by cysts of Giardia sp. and by oocysts of Cryptosporidium sp., although the animals did not show any associated clinical sign.

Coendou villosus; Giardia; Cryptosporidium; protozoaires; parasitism


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