Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in captive non-human primates of twenty-four zoological gardens in China
AuthorLi, M; Zhao, B; Li, B; Wang, Q; Niu, L; Deng, J; Gu, X; Peng, X; Wang, T; Yang, G
Source TitleJournal of Medical Primatology
University of Melbourne Author/sWang, Tao
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsLi, M., Zhao, B., Li, B., Wang, Q., Niu, L., Deng, J., Gu, X., Peng, X., Wang, T. & Yang, G. (2015). Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in captive non-human primates of twenty-four zoological gardens in China. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL PRIMATOLOGY, 44 (3), pp.168-173. https://doi.org/10.1111/jmp.12170.
Access StatusOpen Access
Captive primates are susceptible to gastrointestinal (GIT) parasitic infections, which are often zoonotic and can contribute to morbidity and mortality. Fecal samples were examined by the means of direct smear, fecal flotation, fecal sedimentation, and fecal cultures. Of 26.51% (317/1196) of the captive primates were diagnosed gastrointestinal parasitic infections. Trichuris spp. were the most predominant in the primates, while Entamoeba spp. were the most prevalent in Old World monkeys (P < 0.05). These preliminary data will improve the management of captive primates and the safety of animal keepers and visitors.
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