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Uncinaria

(ŭn'si-nar'ē-ă),
A genus of nematode hookworms that infect various mammals. Species include Uncinaria stenocephala, the European hookworm of dogs, cats, and various wild carnivores, also found in North America, where it is much less common than Ancylostoma caninum, although it has been implicated in human cutaneous larva migrans.
[LL. uncinus, a hook]

Uncinaria

[un′siner′ē·ə]
Etymology: L, uncinus, hook
a genus of nematode that causes hookworm in dogs, cats, and other carnivores.

Uncinaria

A genus of hookworms.

Uncinaria

a genus of canine hookworms in the order Strongylida.

Uncinaria criniformis
occurs in the badger and fox.
Uncinaria lucasi
found in the fur seal.
Uncinaria stenocephala
the common species in the dog, cat and fox.
Uncinaria yukonensis
found in all ursids.
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Other nematodes reported from the swift fox but not found in our study include Ancylostoma caninum, a species of Capillaria, Trichuris vulpis, Uncinaria stenocephala, and a species of Uncinaria (see McClure, 1933; Stiles and Baker, 1935; Erickson, 1944; Cutter, 1958; Kilgore, 1969; Miller et al.
Los parasitos hallados fueron Ancylostoma caninum (71,74%), Toxocara canis (63,04%), Trichuris vulpis (45,65%), Uncinaria stenocephala (41,30%), Capillaria aerophila (17,39%), Echinococcus granulosus (8,69%), Giardia spp.
Now, with the urban fox population growing rapidly, a recent survey has shown that two out of every three red foxes are infected by the hookworm, Uncinaria stenocephala.