Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Online ISSN : 1347-7439
Print ISSN : 0916-7250
ISSN-L : 0916-7250
A New Host Record of Camelostrongylus mentulatus (Nematoda; Trichostrongyloidea) from Abomasum of a Giraffe at a Zoo in Japan
Shin-ichiro FUKUMOTOTakayo UCHIDAMasashi OHBAYASHIYusuke IKEBESatomi SASANO
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1996 Volume 58 Issue 12 Pages 1223-1225

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Camelostrongylus mentulatus (Railliet et Henry, 1909) Orloff, 1933 (Nematoda; Trichostrongyloidea) was found from the abomasum of a three-year-old female cape giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa, born and died in a zoo park in Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan. This is the new host record from Giraffidae and geographical distribution of C. mentulatus. Present case of C. mentulatus might be infected from other ruminants, e.g., camels, antelopes and goats, kept at a same paddock in the zoo. Risk of imported parasitic diseases by the zoo animals from outside of Japan is discussed.

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