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Acta Parasitologica, Vol.49, No. 3, 2004, 260-262
M. Magdalena Garijo, Juana M. Ortiz, Francisco D. Alonso de Vega and Maria R. Ruiz de Ybanez* - First report of Marshallagia dentispicularis from sheep in Europe

Department of Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary, University of Murcia, 30100 Espinardo, Murcia, Spain
*Corresponding author: rocio@um.es

During post mortem examination of 181 sheep, a total of 16 male and 26 female nematodes were identified as Marshallagia dentispicularis. This is the first report of the parasite in European sheep. A complete description of the species is given.

KEY WORDS: Marshallagia dentispicularis, Trichostrongylidae, sheep, Spain

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