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Acta Parasitologica, Vol. 50, No. 2, 2005, 168-170
Josephine Foata*, Julia-Laurence Culioli and Bernard Marchand - Helminth fauna of wild boar in Corsica

Laboratoire Parasites et Ecosystemes Mediterraneens, Faculte des Sciences et Techniques, Universite de Corse, F-20250 Corte, France
*Corresponding author: foata@univ-corse.fr
To determine the helminth fauna of wild boars, 160 stomachs and intestines, 72 lungs and 58 livers of animals from eight areas in Corsica, have been examined. It is the first study made in this Mediterranean island. The evaluation of the helminthic composition revealed six following species: Dicrocoelium dendriticum (Rudolphi, 1819), larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus (Goeze, 1782), Ascaris suum (Goeze, 1782), Metastrongylus sp., Globocephalus urosubulatus (Alessandrini, 1909), Macracanthorhynchus hirudinaceus (Pallas, 1781). Differences among prevalence data indicated an overdispersed helminth distribution in Corsica.
KEY WORDS: Helminths, Sus scrofa, Corsica

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