Survey of Baylisascaris spp. in captive striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis) in some European areas

@article{dOvidio2016SurveyOB,
  title={Survey of Baylisascaris spp. in captive striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis) in some European areas},
  author={Dario d’Ovidio and Nikola Pantchev and Emilio Noviello and Lucia Del Prete and Maria Paola Maurelli and Giuseppe Cringoli and Laura Rinaldi},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2016},
  volume={116},
  pages={483-486}
}
Skunks are popular carnivore species kept both in zoological institutions and in households where they are hand raised as exotic pets. These small carnivores are considered the main definitive hosts of the roundworm Baylisascaris columnaris. The purpose of this survey was to investigate the occurrence of Baylisascaris spp. in striped skunks kept as pets or in private zoo collections in some European areas. Copromicroscopic data from two laboratories, one in Italy and one in Germany, were used… CONTINUE READING