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Helminth Collection and Identification from Wildlife
 

Helminth Collection and Identification from Wildlife

Article doi: 10.3791/51000
December 14th, 2013

Summary December 14th, 2013

Wild animals are commonly parasitized by a wide range of helminths.  The four major types of helminths are “roundworms” (nematodes), “thorny-headed worms” (acanthocephalans), “flukes” (trematodes), and “tapeworms” (cestodes).  Here we describe how helminths are collected from a vertebrate animal and how they are preserved and taxonomically identified. 

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