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Trichinella pseudospiralis in Sedentary Night-Birds of Prey from Central Italy

E. Pozio, M. Goffredo, R. Fico and G. La Rosa
The Journal of Parasitology
Vol. 85, No. 4 (Aug., 1999), pp. 759-761
DOI: 10.2307/3285760
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3285760
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Abstract

Trichinella pseudospiralis has been isolated from carnivorous and carrion-feeding mammals and birds in Eastern Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, suggesting its cosmopolitan distribution. We conducted a survey to detect this parasite in raptorial and carrion-feeding birds in Italy, examining muscles from 205 animals by artificial digestion. We isolated from the breast muscle 1 larva from a tawny owl (Strix aluco) and 2 larvae from a little owl (Athene noctua). These larvae were identified as T. pseudospiralis by the polymerase chain reaction with a specific primer set. This is the first documented report of T. pseudospiralis in animals in Western Europe.

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