Helminths of roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) in the Middle Black Sea Region of Turkey

Bölükbaş C. S., GÜRLER A. T., Beyhan Y. E., Açıcı M., Umur Ş.

PARASITOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, vol.61, no.4, pp.729-730, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.parint.2012.06.008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.729-730
  • Keywords: Helminth, Roe deer, Capreolus capreolus, The Middle Black Sea Region, Turkey, MATHEVOSSIANI RUCHLIADEV, MINOR MORPH, RED DEER, TRICHOSTRONGYLIDAE, NEMATODA, CERVIDS, FAUNA
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Fifteen roe deer were examined at necropsy from Northern Turkey in the period 2006-2010 for the helminth infections. Totally 6470 helminth specimens were collected and identified by morphological criteria. Twenty-five helminth species were identified (1 of the Class Trematoda, 1 of Cestoda and 23 of Nematoda). Dicrocoelium dendriticum (Prevalence 20%) was found in liver. Cysticercus tenuicollis (6.6%) was found in mesentery. Haemonchus contortus (53.3%), Ostertagia leptospicularis (73.3%), O. leptospicularis (minor morph: kolchida) (53.3%). Ostertagia ostertagi (26.6%), Spiculopteragia spiculoptera (66.6%), S. spiculoptera (minor morph: mathevossiani) (6.6%), Teladorsagia circumcincta (40.0%). T. circumcincta (minor morph: davtiani) (6.6%), T. circumcincta (minor morph: trifurcata) (6.6%), Trichostrongylus axei (66.6%) were found in abomasum. Trichostrongylus andreevi (6.6%), T. colubriformis (6.6%), T. longispicularis (26.6%), T. vitrinus (40.0%), T. capricola (6.6%). Cooperia oncophora (26.6%), C. punctata (6.6%), Nematodirus filicollis (66.6%), and Capillaria bovis (26.6%) were found in small intestine. Oesophagostomum venulosum (46.6%), Chabertia ovina (26.6%), and Trichuris ovis (133%) were found in large intestine. Dictyocaulus capreolus (6.6%) was found in lungs. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.