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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(8): 2502-2509
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.296


Gastrointgestinal Parasites of Tigers (Panthera tigris tigris) in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala, India
Moolamkudy Suresh Arjun1, Reghu Ravindran2*, Arun Zachariah1,Mohanarangan Ashokkumar1, Anju Varghese2,Chundayil Kalarikkal Deepa2 and George Chandy1
1Department of Wildlife Studies, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University,Wayanad- 673576, Kerala, India
2Departement of Veterinary Parasitology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences,Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Pookode, Lakkidi, P. O.,Wayand-673576, Kerala, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Studies on gastro-intestinal parasitic diversity of tigers in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala, were conducted from April to September, 2015. Microscopical examination of scat samples were carried out to identify the gastro-intestinal parasitic diversity in the tiger (Panthera Tigris Tigris) population. Out of the 60 scat samples analyzed by sedimentation method, 46 (76.6%) were positive for endoparasites. Ova of gastro-intestinal parasites belonging to seven different genera were identified. Spirometra sp. (71. 7% or 39/46) was the most commonly recorded ova followed by Paragonimus westermani (54.3 % or 25/46). Although the gastro-intestinal parasitic diversity is less compared to similar studies from other tiger habitats, the number of individuals infected was considerably high.


Keywords: Gastrointgestinal, Tigers, Wayanad, Kerala.
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Moolamkudy Suresh Arjun, Reghu Ravindran, Arun Zachariah, Mohanarangan Ashokkumar, Anju Varghese, Chundayil Kalarikkal Deepa and George Chandy. 2017. Gastrointgestinal Parasites of Tigers (Panthera tigris tigris) in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(8): 2502-2509. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.296