Gastrointestinal Parasites of Two Populations of Arctic Foxes (Vulpes lagopus) from Northeast Greenland

P.N.S. Andreassen, Niels Martin Schmidt, Christian M. O. Kapel, Martin Ulrich Christensen, Benoit Sittler, Olivier Gilg, Heidi Enemark, Mohammad Nafi Solaiman Al-Sabi

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    Abstract

    Parasitological examination of 275 faecal samples from Arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus) collected at Zackenberg Valley and Karupelv Valley in north-east Greenland from 2006 to 2008 was conducted using sieving and microscopy. Overall, 125 (45.5%) samples contained parasite eggs of Taenia crassiceps, Taenia serialis, Toxascaris leonina, Eucoleus boehmi, Physalopteridae and Ancylostomatidae, and Strongyloides-like larvae. As long-term ecological studies are conducted at both sampling locations, the present findings constitute a baseline data set for further parasitological monitoring.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPolar Research
    Volume36
    Issue number13
    Number of pages4
    ISSN0800-0395
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Keywords

    • Arctic parasites
    • Coprological examination
    • Taenia
    • Toxascaris leoniana
    • Eucoleus boehmi
    • Faecal analysis

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    Andreassen, P. N. S., Schmidt, N. M., Kapel, C. M. O., Christensen, M. U., Sittler, B., Gilg, O., Enemark, H., & Al-Sabi, M. N. S. (2017). Gastrointestinal Parasites of Two Populations of Arctic Foxes (Vulpes lagopus) from Northeast Greenland. Polar Research, 36(13). https://doi.org/10.1080/17518369.2017.1308667