STUART, Peter Daniel, Olwen GOLDEN, Annetta ZINTL, Theo DE WAAL, Grace MULCAHY, Elaine MCCARTHY and Colin LAWTON. A coprological survey of parasites of wild carnivores in Ireland. Parasitology Research. Springer, 2013, vol. 112, No 10, p. 3587–3593. ISSN 0932-0113. doi:10.1007/s00436-013-3544-7.
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Original name A coprological survey of parasites of wild carnivores in Ireland
Authors STUART, Peter Daniel (372 Ireland, guarantor, belonging to the institution), Olwen GOLDEN (372 Ireland), Annetta ZINTL (372 Ireland), Theo DE WAAL (372 Ireland), Grace MULCAHY (372 Ireland), Elaine MCCARTHY (372 Ireland) and Colin LAWTON (372 Ireland).
Edition Parasitology Research, Springer, 2013, 0932-0113.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 10600 1.6 Biological sciences
Country of publisher United States of America
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Impact factor Impact factor: 2.327
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14310/13:00072324
Organization unit Faculty of Science
UT WoS 000324326500026
Keywords in English Carnivores Ireland zoonoses wildlife disease
Tags AKR, rivok
Tags International impact, Reviewed
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The increasing movement of people to wilderness areas, shrinking of wildlife habitats and the resulting urbanisation of wildlife has led to growing concerns about the transfer of parasitic diseases, particularly from contaminated faeces. Faecal samples from wild carnivores in Ireland were examined for the presence of protozoan and nematode parasites. Red fox samples were positive for Uncinaria stenocephala, Eucoleus aerophilus , Toxocara canis , Trichuris vulpis and Isospora-like oocysts. Badger (Meles meles) samples were positive for Uncinaria criniformis , E. aerophilus and Isospora-like oocysts. No parasites were observed in pine marten faeces. Approximately 5 % of American mink samples were positive for Cryptosporidium by polymerase chain reaction,identified as Cryptosporidium andersoni and ‘mink’ genotype. The results suggest that wild carnivores in Ireland have a range of parasites, although it is unclear from the present study to what extent these infections are associated with morbidity. While it can be expected that, via their faeces, wild carnivores contribute to the spread of these parasites, they are unlikely the primary source of environmental contamination. Therefore, they should not always be the principal target of control measures.
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