Tropical Animal Health and Production

, 41:1241

Ocurrence of Philophthalmus gralli (Trematoda: Philophthalmidae) in farmed ostriches in Brazil

Authors

    • Curso de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Veterinárias DPA/IV/UFRRJCNPq Scholarship
  • Lauro Nogueira Lopes
    • Autonomous Veterinarian
  • Leonardo Burlini
    • Curso de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Veterinárias DPA/IV/UFRRJCNPq Scholarship
  • Thaís Ribeiro Correia
    • Doutora em Ciências Veterinárias
  • Clarissa Pimentel de Souza
    • Curso de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Veterinárias DPA/IV/UFRRJCNPq Scholarship
  • Katherina Coumendouros
    • Departamento de Parasitologia Veterinária–IV/UFRRJ
Short Communcation

DOI: 10.1007/s11250-009-9306-y

Cite this article as:
Verocai, G.G., Lopes, L.N., Burlini, L. et al. Trop Anim Health Prod (2009) 41: 1241. doi:10.1007/s11250-009-9306-y

Abstract

This paper reports the occurrence of parasitism by the Oriental eye-fluke, Philophthalmus gralli in ostriches reared in a commercial flock from the State of Minas Gerais State, Southeastern Brazil. The two affected birds presented lacrimation, inflammatory reaction and loss of body condition. After physical examination the birds revealed, 17 and 15 trematodes each, only in the right eyes. The economic impact of this parasite on Brazilian ostrich industry is still undetermined, requiring further studies.

Keywords

BrazilConjunctivitisEye-flukeOstrichesPhilophthalmus gralliStruthio camelusTrematoda

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