Giessener Elektronische Bibliothek

GEB - Giessener Elektronische Bibliothek

Anthropozoonotic endoparasites in free-ranging “urban” South American sea lions (Otaria flavescens)

Hermosilla, Carlos ; Silva, Liliana M. R. ; Navarro, Mauricio ; Taubert, Anja


Originalveröffentlichung: (2016) Journal of Veterinary Medicine 2016:Article ID 7507145 doi: 10.1155/2016/7507145
Zum Volltext im pdf-Format: Dokument 1.pdf (2.485 KB)


Bitte beziehen Sie sich beim Zitieren dieses Dokumentes immer auf folgende
URN: urn:nbn:de:hebis:26-opus-123172
URL: http://geb.uni-giessen.de/geb/volltexte/2016/12317/

Bookmark bei del.icio.us


Sammlung: Open Access - Publikationsfonds
Universität Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Institut: Institute of Parasitology
Fachgebiet: Veterinärmedizin
DDC-Sachgruppe: Landwirtschaft
Dokumentart: Aufsatz
Sprache: Englisch
Erstellungsjahr: 2016
Publikationsdatum: 28.10.2016
Kurzfassung auf Englisch: The present study represents the first report on the gastrointestinal endoparasite fauna of a free-ranging “urban” colony of South American sea lions (Otaria flavescens) living within the city of Valdivia, Chile. A total of 40 individual faecal samples of South American sea lions were collected during the year 2012 within their natural habitat along the river Calle-Calle and in the local fish market of Valdivia. Coprological analyses applying sodium acetate acetic formalin methanol (SAF) technique, carbol fuchsin-stained faecal smears and Giardia/Cryptosporidium coproantigen ELISAs, revealed infections with 8 different parasites belonging to protozoan and metazoan taxa with some of them bearing anthropozoonotic potential. Thus, five of these parasites were zoonotic (Diphyllobothriidae gen. sp., Anisakidae gen. sp., Giardia, Cryptosporidium, and Balantidium). Overall, these parasitological findings included four new parasite records for Otaria flavescens, that is, Giardia, Cryptosporidium, Balantidium, and Otostrongylus. The current data serve as a baseline for future monitoring studies on anthropozoonotic parasites circulating in these marine mammals and their potential impact on public health.
Lizenz: Lizenz-Logo  Creative Commons - Namensnennung