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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 89, No. 1, 1994, pp. 33-40
Bioline Code: oc94007
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 89, No. 1, 1994, pp. 33-40

 en Helminth Parasites of Conventionally Maintained Laboratory Mice
Roberto Magalhaes Pinto+; J Julio Vicente; Dely Noronha; L Goncalves & Delir Correa Gomes

Abstract

The spectrum of intestinal parasites present in the Swiss
Webster, C57B1/6 and DBA/2 mice strains from different
animal houses was identified and prevalences compared.
Three parasites were observed during the course of this
study, namely the cestode Vampirolepis nana
(Siebold, 1852) Spasskii, 1954 (= Hymenolepis
nana) and the nematodes Aspiculuris tetraptera
(Nitzsch, 1821) Schulz, 1924 and Syphacia obvelata
(Rudolphi, 1802) Seurat, 1916.

The scope of this investigation has been widened to also include morphometric data on the parasites, to further simplify their identification, since the presence of helminths in laboratory animals is regarded as a restricting factor for the proper attainment of experimental protocols.

Keywords
Vampirolepis nana - Hymenolepis - Aspiculuris tetraptera - Syphacia obvelata - laboratory mice - prevalence - morphometrics - Mus musculus

 
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