The canine whipworm, Trichuris vulpis
, is a nasty parasite that lives in the large intestine.
One example found was that of conjoined Trichuris vulpis
eggs from a routine dog fecal examination (Figure 4).
The causative agents of zoonotic trichuriasis are Trichuris vulpis
Regarding Trichuris vulpis
, heavy infections tend to be geographically localised or to occur mostly in kennels , which might explain the lack of positive results for this parasite in the present study.
trichiura X Trichuris vulpis
X Superfamily Oxyuroidea Family Oxyuridae Oxyuris sp.
Prevalence of Ancylostoma caninum (Hookworm), Toxocara canis (Roundworm), and Trichuris vulpis
(Whipworm) in stray canines versus owner released canines.
Other zoonotic helminths, though often neglected, such as hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum and Uncinaria stenocephala) and Trichuris vulpis
, are frequently recorded in dogs .
de amostras Prevalencia (%) positivas Ancylostoma sp 68 85 Uncinaria stenocephala 35 43,7 Trichuris vulpis
36 45 Capillaria aerophila 6 7,5 Physaloptera praeputialis 11 13,7 Toxocara canis 16 20 Toxocaris leonina 6 7,5 Dipylidium caninum 11 13,7 Baylisascaris 13 16,2 Strongyloides 10 12,5
(Froelich) is a whipworm of canids.