epidemiological analysis of trichinella spiralis infections of foxes in brandenburg, a cross-sectional study conducted between march 1993 and february 1995, 7103 indiscriminately collected foxes were examined for trichinella larvae. a total of 3295 serum samples were serologically investigated with an elisa based on excretory-secretory antigen. the proportion of serologically positive animals ranged between 3.3% and 17.6% in random samples from individual counties or towns and resulted in an estimated overall prevalence of 7.7% (95% ci: 6.9-8.7%). trichinella larvae were dete ...199910487650
[helminth findings in indigenous raccoon dogs nyctereutes procyonoides (gray, 1843)].internal organs of 74 racoon dogs originating from the eastern districts of the federal land brandenburg were subjected to a complete helminthological dissection. in addition, samples of diaphragma muscles from 46 further animals were examined for trichinella larvae. altogether 3 trematode- (alaria alata, isthmiophora melis, metorchis bilis), 3 cestode- (mesocestoides sp., echinococcus multilocularis, taenia polyacantha) and 7 nematode species (capillaria aerophila, c. plica, trichinella spirali ...200111505800
study on the occurrence of trichinella spp. in raccoon dogs in brandenburg, recent years the raccoon dog population in germany has risen dramatically and a steady westward expansion can still be seen. in addition to the highest trichinella prevalence in wild boar and the most reported trichinella cases in domestic swine from backyard farms, the north-eastern part of germany also has the highest raccoon dog density in the country. due to their distinct scavenging behavior, raccoon dogs play a significant role as trichinella reservoir. therefore, to increase the knowle ...201627133501
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