Behavioral changes in Rattus norvegicus experimentally infected by Toxocara canis larvae.

@article{Chieffi2010BehavioralCI,
  title={Behavioral changes in Rattus norvegicus experimentally infected by Toxocara canis larvae.},
  author={Pedro Paulo Chieffi and Renata T R Aquino and Maria A Pasqualotti and Manoel Carlos S A Ribeiro and Ant{\^o}nia Gladys Nasello},
  journal={Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo},
  year={2010},
  volume={52 5},
  pages={
          243-6
        }
}
Toxocara canis is a common canine nematode parasite and one of its possible transmission mechanisms is the predation of infected rodents by canids. Fifty Rattus norvegicus were used to study behavioral alterations in rodents infected by T. canis larvae. The rats were divided into three groups: G1, 20 rats infected with 300 T. canis eggs; G2, 20 rats infected with 2,000 T. canis eggs; and G3, 10 non-infected rats. Thirty and 60 days post-infection, rats from all the groups were submitted to an… CONTINUE READING

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