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Macedonian Veterinary Review


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Determination of endoparasites by faecal examination in the wild boar population in Vojvodina (Serbia)
Igor Stojanov1, Ivan Pavlović2, Ivan Pušić1, Jasna Prodanov-Radulović1, Radomir Ratajac1, Doroteja Marčić1, Božidar Savić2
1Scientific Veterinary Institute Novi Sad, Rumenački put 20, Novi Sad, Serbia
2Scientific Veterinary Institute of Srbija, Vojvode Toze 14, Belgrade, Serbia


The aim of our study was to determine whether and to what extent certain species of helminths and protozoa are present in the wild boar population living in hunting grounds in Vojvodina. For this purpose, 52 faecal samples of hunted wild boars (aged 6 months to 2 years) were examined. Examination of the faeces was performed using classical coproscopic laboratory methods. The following parasite species were identified: Metastrongylus spp. Ascaris suum, Trichuris suis, Physocephalus sexalatus, Strongyloides ransomi, Oesophagostomum sp. / Globocephalus sp., Hyostrongylus rubidus, Gnathostoma hispidum, Eimeria deblecki and Eimeria suis. The obtained results from this study indicated that wild boars are a potential reservoir of a variety of endoparasites, thus endangering the surrounding ecosystem.
Key words: wild boar, endoparasites, Vojvodina, faecal examination

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