Gastrointestinal endoparasites of Rattus spp. from Sta. Cruz Wet Market Laguna, Philippines.

Gatchalian, Sarah Danielle T. and Reyes, Christian Lawrence L. (2014) Gastrointestinal endoparasites of Rattus spp. from Sta. Cruz Wet Market Laguna, Philippines. Undergraduate thesis, De La Salle University-Dasmarinas.

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Abstract

This study focused on the endoparasites found in the Rattus spp. caught in Sta. Cruz Wet Market Laguna. Using haphazard live capture method, there were 30 rat host samples collected belonging to the 2 Rattus group, namely: R. tanezumi (33.3%) and R. norvegicus (66.7%). Six hundred sixty four endoparasites with eight (8) species were identified. This consisted of cestodes, nematodes and trematodes were found inhabiting two Rattus spp. with the following prevalence rates: Nematodes had the highest prevalence rate with R. norvegicus (67.68%) and R. tanezumi (65.47%). Next to nematodes were the cestodes with R. norvegicus (29.26%) and R.tanezumi (30.95%). Trematodes had the least prevalence with R. norvegicus (3.05%) and R. tanezumi (3.57%). All collected endoparasites were commonly found in rats; thus, they were non host specific.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BIO 1081 2009
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QL Zoology
Q Science > QP Physiology
Users: College of Science and Computer Studies > Biological Science
Depositing User: Ms. Bibiana Alcantara
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2015 01:16
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2015 01:16
URI: http://thesis.dlsud.edu.ph/id/eprint/248

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