First finding of Trichinella pseudospiralis in two tawny owls (Strix aluco) from Sweden

  title={First finding of Trichinella pseudospiralis in two tawny owls (Strix aluco) from Sweden},
  author={Z. Hurn{\'i}kov{\'a} and G. Hr{\vc}kov{\'a} and E. {\AA}gren and P. Komorov{\'a} and J. Forsman and B. Chovancov{\'a} and L. Moln{\'a}r and V. Letkov{\'a}},
  • Z. Hurníková, G. Hrčková, +5 authors V. Letková
  • Published 2014
  • Biology
  • Helminthologia
  • SummaryThe worldwide distribution of Trichinella pseudospiralis, the first discovered non-encapsulated Trichinella species infecting both mammals and avian hosts, has been suggested to be attributed to bird migration. At present, the knowledge on the role of carnivorous avian species as a reservoir hosts in Europe is still limited. Thus, the aim of this research was to screen for T. pseudospiralis in raptorial, carrion-feeding, and scavenging birds in Sweden and Slovakia, where the parasite has… CONTINUE READING
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