Assessment of the prevalence of Trichinella spp. in red foxes and Eurasian lynxes from Switzerland.

  title={Assessment of the prevalence of Trichinella spp. in red foxes and Eurasian lynxes from Switzerland.},
  author={Caroline Franziska Frey and Manon E Schuppers and Norbert M{\"u}ller and M-P Ryser-Degiorgis and Bruno Gottstein},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  volume={159 3-4},
Trichinella spp. larvae have not been detected in Swiss pigs, horses, or wild boar for many decades, whereas the parasite was repeatedly isolated from red foxes and Eurasian lynxes. Whenever the isolated larvae could be subjected to genotyping, T. britovi was found as infective agent. The present study was initiated to re-assess the epidemiological situation of Trichinella infection in Swiss carnivorous wildlife, namely in red foxes and lynxes. Tissue samples from 1,298 foxes were collected… CONTINUE READING

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