Reptiles have increased in popularity worldwide; snakes and lizards are frequently used as pets. As a consequence of their popularity, the interest of the scientific community in these animals has increased. In order to acquire epidemiological data on the parasitic infections affecting reptiles in Italy a survey was carried out in 125 snakes and 25 lizards bred in the Campania region of southern Italy. Individual fecal samples were collected and FLOTAC was used for copromicroscopic diagnosis. Eimeriidae, oxyurids, strongylids, other gastro-intestinal nematodes and pulmonary nematodes were the most representative parasites found. Eggs of pseudoparasites (mites, oxyurids and trichurids affecting rodents) were also found. The use of FLOTAC for diagnosis of parasitic infections in reptiles has demonstrated to be a rapid and sensitive test to improve diagnosis and acquire new information on the parasitological fauna of reptiles.

FLOTAC can detect parasitic and pseudoparasitic elements in reptiles / Rinaldi, Laura; Mihalca, A. D.; Cirillo, R.; Maurelli, MARIA PAOLA; Montesano, M.; Capasso, M.; Cringoli, Giuseppe. - In: EXPERIMENTAL PARASITOLOGY. - ISSN 0014-4894. - ELETTRONICO. - 130:(2012), pp. 282-284. [10.1016/j.exppara.2012.01.011]

FLOTAC can detect parasitic and pseudoparasitic elements in reptiles.

RINALDI, LAURA;MAURELLI, MARIA PAOLA;CRINGOLI, GIUSEPPE
2012

Abstract

Reptiles have increased in popularity worldwide; snakes and lizards are frequently used as pets. As a consequence of their popularity, the interest of the scientific community in these animals has increased. In order to acquire epidemiological data on the parasitic infections affecting reptiles in Italy a survey was carried out in 125 snakes and 25 lizards bred in the Campania region of southern Italy. Individual fecal samples were collected and FLOTAC was used for copromicroscopic diagnosis. Eimeriidae, oxyurids, strongylids, other gastro-intestinal nematodes and pulmonary nematodes were the most representative parasites found. Eggs of pseudoparasites (mites, oxyurids and trichurids affecting rodents) were also found. The use of FLOTAC for diagnosis of parasitic infections in reptiles has demonstrated to be a rapid and sensitive test to improve diagnosis and acquire new information on the parasitological fauna of reptiles.
2012
FLOTAC can detect parasitic and pseudoparasitic elements in reptiles / Rinaldi, Laura; Mihalca, A. D.; Cirillo, R.; Maurelli, MARIA PAOLA; Montesano, M.; Capasso, M.; Cringoli, Giuseppe. - In: EXPERIMENTAL PARASITOLOGY. - ISSN 0014-4894. - ELETTRONICO. - 130:(2012), pp. 282-284. [10.1016/j.exppara.2012.01.011]
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