TitleFecal survey of llamas (Lama glama) in Oregon: incidental recovery of Nematodirus battus.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1987
AuthorsBishop-Stewart, JK, Rickard, LG
JournalJ Am Vet Med Assoc
Date Published1987 Dec 15
KeywordsAnimals, Artiodactyla, Camelids, New World, Feces, Nematoda, Oregon

Between September 1985 and March 1987, 243 fecal specimens from llamas (195 adults, 48 crias) were examined for parasite eggs. Of the adults, 78% had at least one type of egg. Trichostrongyles were found in 67% of the adults, Nematodirus spp in 23%, Strongyloides spp in 9%, Capillaria spp in 8%, and Trichuris spp in 5%. Of the crias, 90% had at least one kind of egg. Trichostrongyles were found in 71% of the crias, Nematodirus spp in 52%, Strongyloides spp in 17%, and Trichuris spp and Capillaria spp in 4% each. Most important, N battus eggs were observed in fecal specimens from 2 crias.

Alternate JournalJ. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc.
PubMed ID3693012