Hallazgo de Fasciola hepatica (Trematoda: Digenea) en un carpincho (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris) de la Provincia de Corrientes, Argentina

Alvarez, J. D.; Moriena, R. A.; Ortiz, M. I.; Racioppi, O.
November 2009
Revista Veterinaria;2009, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p132
Academic Journal
The purpose of the study was to determine the prevalence of the fluke Fasciola hepatica in capybaras (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris) from Corrientes, Argentina, for its possible role in the epizootiology of hepatic fasciolosis in other possible hosts. For this reason, 18 liver samples of wild capybaras were obtained from different areas of Corrientes. For the total of the organs analyzed, only one liver harbored the parasites, identifying 10 specimens according to morphological characteristics and the presence of abundant typical eggs collected during the examination. We consider this finding as the first communication for the country regarding the parasitism by F. hepatica on H. hydrochaeris.


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