Ancient mitochondrial DNA analysis was used to confirm the coprolite came from a Puma (Puma concolor) and that the eggs belonged to Toxascaris leonina
, a species of roundworm still commonly found in the digestive systems of modern day cats, dogs and foxes.
According to the scientists, the eggs were from the parasite Toxascaris leonina
, identified by the size and shape of its eggs.
(%9,38), Toxascaris leonina
(%6,25) ve Trichuris spp.
were detected in only two parks and Toxascaris leonina
and Sarcocystis sp.
Prevalence of Toxocara spp., Toxascaris leonina
and ancylostomidae in public parks and beaches in different climate zones of Costa Rica.
canis, frecuente en perros y otros canidos, Toxocara cati, propia de gatos y otros felinos y Toxascaris leonina
presente en perros, gatos y otras especies (10).
Roundworms Toxascaris leonina
were recovered from the intestine of one (3.2%) male swift fox from Quay County.
Non zoonotic parasites, such as Toxascaris leonina
and Cystoisospora with a prevalence of 0.64 and 0.21%, respectively, were also found.
Emodepside plus Praziquantel Tablets (Profender[R] Tablets for Dogs) against Mature and Immature Infections with Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonina
Cause: The common intestinal parasites Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonina
. Roundworms aren't particularly harmful to adult dogs, but a large number of the parasites can be life threatening to puppies and debilitated older dogs.
(von Linstow) was reported from 2 cats at the Sasebo and Iwakuni veterinary facilities.