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Intestinal helminth parasite community in wolves (Canis lupus) in Italy.
From 1987 to 1993, 89 wolves collected throughout the whole Italian range were examined for intestinal helminth parasites, finding Parasite biocenosis was stable in respect to geographical and ecological variables. Expand
Arcobacter butzleri, Arcobacter cryaerophilus, and Arcobacter skirrowii Circulation in a Dairy Farm and Sources of Milk Contamination
PFGE analysis of 370 isolates from positive samples provided strong evidence of Arcobacter circulation in the herd: cattle likely acquire the microorganisms by orofecal transmission, either by direct contact or from the environment, or both. Expand
Spatial niche competition among helminth parasites in horse's large intestine.
The common belief that the horse large intestinal parasite community is isolationist, due to the absence of negative pairwise interaction, is contradicted by the present study. Expand
Strongylosis in horses slaughtered in Italy for meat production: epidemiology, influence of the horse origin and evidence of parasite self-regulation.
The results regarding adult Cyathostominae (no significant differences nor regarding age or origin) suggested the important role of ecological interactions between larval and adult stages in regulating small strongyle populations. Expand
Environmental influence on urban rodent bait consumption
Results reveal that the rodent patch distribution triggers the avoidance of baits placed outside of their home-range, hence the importance on bait placement, and the considered environmental factors have satisfactorily explained bait consumption. Expand
Parasites of the digestive tract in beef cattle imported from France to Italy.
Beef cattle heads imported for fattening from France to Italy were examined and the seeming absence of Fasciola hepatica was unexpected, as well as the high prevalence of Paramphistomum spp, which are widely reported in beef cattle either in Italy or in France. Expand
Host social rank and parasites: plains zebra (Equus quagga) and intestinal helminths in Uganda.
Evidence that social status influences parasite level with dominant zebras shedding less parasite eggs than subordinate ones is found and social rank appears, therefore, as an important factor giving rise to parasite aggregation in plain zebra. Expand
Redescription of the male of Ixodes festai Rondelli, 1926 (Ixodida: Ixodidae) on specimens from Sardinia (Italy)
The presence of the male of Ixodes festai for the first time in Sardinia (Italy) is reported and a detailed redescription is provided. Expand
Three slight imprecisions in "Illustrated identification keys to strongylid parasites of Equidae" by Lichtenfels et al. (2008).
Working with intestinal parasites of donkeys and morhological identification of adult strongyles, we found ome small imprecisions in the identification keys of ichtenfels et al. (2008) published byExpand