Dictyocaulus arnfieldi (Cobbold, 1884): comparative analysis of the occurrence in horses, mules and donkeys

Authors

  • Maria da Glória Quintão e Silva Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Instituto de Biociências, Departamento de Parasitologia, Belo Horizonte, MG
  • Amália Verônica Mendes Silva Universidade de Alfenas, Alfenas, MG
  • Hélio Martins de Araujo Costa Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Instituto de Biociências, Departamento de Parasitologia, Belo Horizonte, MG

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2318-3659.v33i4p223-225

Keywords:

Dictyocaulus arnfieldi, Protostrongylidae, Lungworms, Donkeys, Mules, Horses.

Abstract

To study Dictyocaulus arnfieldi occurrence, the authors analysed the lungs of 20 donkeys, 22 mules and 44 horses from the following Brazilian States: Maranhão, Piauí, Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Bahia,
Minas Gerais and Goiás. The prevalence of the infection was 65% in donkeys, 22.72% in mules and 4.54% in horses, with the mean intensity of 34.3 worms in the donkeys, 36.5 in the mules and 2.0 in the horses. The authors reported
the D. arnfieldi Male/Female ratios which are: 1: 1.82 in donkeys and 1: 4.41 in mules.

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Published

1996-12-01

How to Cite

Quintão e Silva, M. da G., Silva, A. V. M., & Costa, H. M. de A. (1996). Dictyocaulus arnfieldi (Cobbold, 1884): comparative analysis of the occurrence in horses, mules and donkeys. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 33(4), 223-225. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2318-3659.v33i4p223-225

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Section

ANIMAL PATHOLOGY

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