Coproparasitological evaluation of nematodes and coccidia in a wild vicuña (Vicugna vicugna) population in the Argentinean Andean Altiplano

Authors
Marcoppido, Gisela Ariana; Schapiro, Javier Hernan; Morici, Gabriel; Arzamendia, Yanina; Vila, Bibiana Leonor
Publication Year
2016
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
A parasite screening evaluation was conducted to determine the presence of gastrointestinal nematodes and coccidia in wild vicuñas (Vicugna vicugna vicugna) from Jujuy, in Argentina´s Andean Altiplano. Faecal samples were collected during the capture of wild vicuñas. Of the 150 vicuñas that were sampled, 40.66 % (61/150) tested positive to gastrointestinal nematodes eggs, 7.33% (11/150) to coccidia oocysts, 4.66% (7/150) to Nematodirus sp. eggs and 1 animal tested positive to cestodes eggs shedding. The absence of clinical signs of parasite infestation, combined with the low egg and oocysts counts observed in this survey, suggest low levels of parasitism in wild vicuña (Vicugna vicugna vicugna) living in their free-ranging natural (the Santa Catalina region of the Laguna de Pozuelos Basin). This would not represent a threat to the wild vicuñas or to domestic livestock.
Fil: Marcoppido, Gisela Ariana. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Schapiro, Javier Hernan. Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria. Centro de Investigación en Ciencias Veterinarias y Agronómicas. Instituto de Patobiología; Argentina
Fil: Morici, Gabriel. Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria. Centro de Investigación en Ciencias Veterinarias y Agronómicas. Instituto de Patobiología; Argentina
Fil: Arzamendia, Yanina. Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria. Centro de Investigación en Ciencias Veterinarias y Agronómicas. Instituto de Patobiología; Argentina
Fil: Vila, Bibiana Leonor. Universidad Nacional de Jujuy. Instituto de Ecorregiones Andinas. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Salta. Instituto de Ecorregiones Andinas; Argentina
Subject
Argentinean altiplano
Coccidian
Gatrointestinal parasites
Nematodes
Otras Ciencias Veterinarias
Ciencias Veterinarias
CIENCIAS AGRÍCOLAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/43893