The prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in Panthera pardus of Katepurna wildlife sanctuary, Akola India

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Milind Shirbhate
Amrita Shirbhate

Abstract

To study the prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites of Panthera pardus, 26 scat samples were collected from Katepurna Sanctuary during the census period conducted by forest department during January 2018. Out of these 21 samples had the highest overall infection rate of Paragonimus sp. Echinostomatidae, Dicrocoeliidae, Pseudophyllidea, Taeniidae, Mesocestoides sp. Hymenolepididae Acanthocephala, Spiruroidea, Gnathostoma sp. Molineus sp. Ancylostomoidea, Mammomonogamus sp. Toxocara-like, Toxascaris sp., Aelurostrongylus sp., Capillaria sp. and Mixed type of infections of Ascaris sp. was found faecal samples. This study provided a first overview on parasites in Panthera pardus in the Katepurna Sanctuary.

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How to Cite
Shirbhate, . M., & Shirbhate, . A. (2019). The prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in Panthera pardus of Katepurna wildlife sanctuary, Akola India . Environment Conservation Journal, 20(3), 131-134. https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2019.20317

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