Intestinal helminth fauna in sleepy lizard (Tiliqua rugosa) in Australia

Gyawali, P., Khanal, S. and Shrestha, B. (2013) Intestinal helminth fauna in sleepy lizard (Tiliqua rugosa) in Australia. International Journal of Veterinary Science, 2 1: 17-20.

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Author Gyawali, P.
Khanal, S.
Shrestha, B.
Title Intestinal helminth fauna in sleepy lizard (Tiliqua rugosa) in Australia
Formatted title
Intestinal helminth fauna in sleepy lizard (Tiliqua rugosa) in Australia
Journal name International Journal of Veterinary Science
ISSN 2304-3075
2305-4360
Publication date 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 2
Issue 1
Start page 17
End page 20
Total pages 4
Place of publication Anambra, Nigeria
Publisher International Journal of Veterinary Science
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Intestinal helminth parasites are the most common parasites that have negative impact on local population of overlapping home ranged lizards. The aim of the study was to identify the helminth fauna in lizards and determined the relationship between size of lizards and season with parasitic egg load. A total of 47 adult lizards, comprising 21 males and 26 females were captured in Bundey Bore, South Australia during September to December 2009 and faecal samples were collected.

Higher proportions (89.4%) of subjects were infected by two kinds of helminth parasites (Thelandros trachysauri and Oochoristica trachysauri) with an average of 1.3 eggs gm-1 of faecal sample. Male subjects had higher (100%) infection rate than females (80.8%). T. trachysauri was predominant (89.4%) parasite in study population but O. trachysauri was found in only (19%) male and (11.5%) female populations.
Keyword Australia
Helminths
Parasitic egg load
Sleepy lizards
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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