+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Helminth infections in wild boars in enclosures in southern Germany: species spectrum and infection frequency



Helminth infections in wild boars in enclosures in southern Germany: species spectrum and infection frequency



Tierarztliche Praxis 18(5): 529-534



To determine the helminth fauna of wild boars, stomachs and intestines of 124, lungs of 62, and livers of 39 animals from 5 enclosures in Southern Germany were examined. The evaluation of the species composition revealed at least 13 species: Metastrongylus apri, M. salmi, M. pudendotectus, Physocephalus sexalatus, Hyostrongylus rubidus, Globocephalus longemucronatus, Ascaris suum, Trichuris suis, Oesophagostomum dentatum, O. quadrispinulatum, Fasciola hepatica, C. tenuicollis and Capillaria. The most frequently isolated species was M. salmi with 91.9%, followed by G. longemucronatus with 91.1%, M. apri with 88.7%, M. pudendotectus with 87.1%, P. sexalatus with 51.6%, O. dentatum with 46%, T. suis with 30.6%, H. rubidus with 14.5%, A. suum with 12.1% and O. quadrispinulatum with 8.1%. Differences in the prevalence of infection, determined for animals up to 1 year old, 1-2 year-old and adults, were minimal for Metastrongylus spp. and G. longemucronatus. P. sexalatus, T. suis and A. suum, however, occurred more often in 1 year old, whereas H. rubidus, O. dentatum and O. quadrispinulatum were isolated more often from adults. A correlation of the infection rate with the sex of the animals was not found.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 040259457

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 2264058


Related references

Helminth infections in wild boars kept in enclosures in southern Germany: severity of infections and fecal intensity. Tierarztliche Praxis 19(6): 644-648, 1991

Species composition of the helminth fauna of wild boar kept in enclosures in southern Germany, including the extent and intensity of infestation. Zur artlichen Zusammensetzung der Helminthenfauna der Wildschweine aus Gatterhaltungen in Suddeutschland einschliesslich Extensitat und Intensitat des Befalles: 291 pp., 1990

Serological detection of emerging viral infections in wild boars from different hunting regions of Southern Germany. Tierarztliche Praxis. Ausgabe G Grosstiere/Nutztiere 40(1): 27-32, 2012

Helminth infections of wild boars (Sus scrofa) in the Bursa province of Turkey. Journal of Helminthology 85(4): 404-408, 2011

Influence of sex, age and season on body weight, energy intake and endocrine parameter in wild living wild boars in southern Germany. European Journal of Wildlife Research 58(1): 373-378, 2012

Helminth fauna and treatment of helminth infections in game ruminants kept in enclosures. Veterinarstvi 38(2): 68-70, 1988

Differences in helminth infections between captive and wild spur-thighed tortoises Testudo graeca in southern Spain: a potential risk of reintroductions of this species. Veterinary Parasitology 187(3-4): 491-497, 2012

Spectrum of species and infection frequency of endoparasites in bitches and their puppies in south Germany. Tierarztliche Praxis 18(1): 61-64, 1990

Hepatitis E Seroprevalence and Genotyping in a Cohort of Wild Boars in Southern Germany and Eastern Alsace. Food and Environmental Virology 10(2): 167-175, 2018

The incidence of helminth infections in sows and piglets in southern Germany. Tierarztliche Umschau 47(3): 179...190, 1992

Prevalence of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae infection in hunted wild boars (Sus scrofa) in Germany. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 46(2): 551-555, 2010

Investigations on environmental changes in enclosures for keeping wild boars. Tajokologiai Lapok 2(1): 141-157, 2004

Molecular investigation for bacterial and protozoan tick-borne pathogens in wild boars (Sus scrofa) from southern Germany. Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 14(5): 371-373, 2014

Hepatitis E Virus in Wild Boars and Spillover Infection in Red and Roe Deer, Germany, 2013-2015. Emerging Infectious Diseases 23(1): 130-133, 2018

Identification of Tick Species Collected from Wild Boars and Habitats of Wild Boars and Domestic Pigs in the Republic of Korea. Korean Journal of Parasitology 55(2): 185-191, 2017