A coprological survey of parasites of wild carnivores in Ireland

@article{Stuart2013ACS,
  title={A coprological survey of parasites of wild carnivores in Ireland},
  author={Peter N Stuart and Olwen Golden and Annetta Zintl and Theo D. De Waal and Grace M Mulcahy and Elaine McCarthy and Colin Lawton},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={112},
  pages={3587-3593}
}
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 (Vulpes vulpes) samples (n = 91) were positive for Uncinaria stenocephala (38 %), Eucoleus aerophilus (26 %), Toxocara canis (20… CONTINUE READING