Occurrence of some endo and ectoparasites in the serpentarium of UNIFENAS - Universidade de Unifenas - MG
Keywords:Crotahts durissus terrtficus, Nematoda, Protozoa, Mites
AbstractSpecimens of Crotalus durissus terrificus and Bothrops alternatus held in captivity by University of Alfenas- MG were examined with the aim of studying the parasitological fauna of the snakes. These animals showed anorexia, dehydration, diarrhea and anemia. Three rattlesnakes and two Bothrops alternatus died about two months after the beginning of the clinical signs. It were identified helmints of the genus Kalicephalus, Ophidascaris, Rhabdias and Oxyuris; protozoans of the genus Haemogregarina and mites of the genus Ophionysus. Ivermectin was administrated to the survivors.
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Araújo, T., Moro, L., Zanetti, M. L., Golloubeff, B., & Vasconcelos, A. C. (1999). Occurrence of some endo and ectoparasites in the serpentarium of UNIFENAS - Universidade de Unifenas - MG. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 36(1), 19-22. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1413-95961999000100003
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