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Revista de Medicina Veterinaria

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ENSUNCHO HOYOS, Carlos Federico; HERRERA BENAVIDES, Yonairo Manuel  and  VERGARA GARAY, Óscar David. First record of Typhlocoelum cucumerinum (trematode: Typhlocoelidae) in Cairina moschata domestica (birds: Anatidae) in Colombia. Rev. Med. Vet. [online]. 2017, n.33, pp.35-41. ISSN 0122-9354.  http://dx.doi.org/10.19052/mv.4049.

This study records for the first time in Colombia the presence of trematode Typhlocoelum cucumerinum (Rudolphi, 1809) in domestic Muscovy ducks (Cairina moschata domestica). A total of 210 trematodes were collected from 42 adult individuals, 26 males and 16 females. Parasitic frequency was 57.14% and mean parasitic intensity was 8.75 parasites per animal. Results show the presence of trematodes in aquatic ecosystems in the Department of Córdoba (Colombia).

Keywords : Colombia; Córdoba; Muscovy duck; trematode; Typhlocoelum..

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