Alien species and their zoonotic parasites in native and introduced ranges: The raccoon dog example.

@article{Laurimaa2016AlienSA,
  title={Alien species and their zoonotic parasites in native and introduced ranges: The raccoon dog example.},
  author={Leidi Laurimaa and Karmen S{\"u}ld and John Davison and Epp Moks and Harri Valdmann and Urmas Saarma},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2016},
  volume={219},
  pages={24-33}
}
The raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) is a canid that is indigenous in East Asia and alien in Europe, where it was introduced more than half a century ago. The aim of this study was to compare the parasite faunas associated with raccoon dogs in their native and introduced ranges, and to identify zoonotic parasite species. We examined 255 carcasses of hunted raccoon dogs from Estonia and recorded a total of 17 helminth species: 4 trematodes, 4 cestodes and 9 nematodes. The most prevalent… CONTINUE READING