Helminth and protozoan gastrointestinal tract parasites in captive and wild-trapped African non-human primates.

@article{Munene1998HelminthAP,
  title={Helminth and protozoan gastrointestinal tract parasites in captive and wild-trapped African non-human primates.},
  author={Elephas Munene and Moses G Otsyula and D A Mbaabu and W T Mutahi and S M Muriuki and Gerald Mwangi Muchemi},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={1998},
  volume={78 3},
  pages={195-201}
}
The objective of this study was to investigate the gastro-intestinal (GIT) parasites commonly occurring in captive and wild-trapped (WT) non-human primates (baboons, vervets and Sykes) in Kenya and compare their prevalence. Three hundred and fifteen faecal samples were subjected to a battery of diagnostic tests, namely, direct smear, modified formal ether sedimentation, Kato thick smear, Harada-Mori techniques for parasite detection and culture to facilitate nematode larvae identification. Of… CONTINUE READING