Endoparasites of the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) in Finland.

  title={Endoparasites of the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) in Finland.},
  author={Gunita Deksne and Juha Laakkonen and Anu N{\"a}reaho and Pikka Jokelainen and Katja Holmala and Ilpo Kojola and Antti Sukura},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  volume={99 2},
We sampled 339 fecal samples, 296 intestines, and 82 lungs from 371 lynx hunted during the 2010-2011 season in Finland. The fecal samples were analyzed for endoparasites by a quantitative flotation method, and helminths from intestines were studied morphologically, while lungs were investigated for pulmonary parasites. From fecal samples, eggs and oocysts of at least 6 different endoparasite species were identified, with a mean of 1.5 (range 0-4) parasite species per host. In the intestines, at… CONTINUE READING