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Li B.,Sichuan Agricultural University | Zhao B.,Zoological garden of Chengdu | Yang G.-Y.,Sichuan Agricultural University | Wang Q.,Zoological garden of Chengdu | And 4 more authors.
Parasitology Research | Year: 2012

The present study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of mebendazole in the treatment of Hymenolepis nana infection in ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta). Ten (L. catta) from the Chengdu Zoological Garden in China, which were naturally infected with H. nana, were treated with mebendazole (10 mg/kg for 5 days). A posttreatment fecal examination was conducted 10 and 20 days after the start of treatment. All treatments resulted in a decrease in the number of eggs per gram in the posttreatment sample compared with the pretreatment sample. Reduction of mean egg count was 97.6% and 100% on days 10 and 20, respectively. The results indicated that mebendazole has marked efficacy against H. nana infections in L. catta. © Springer-Verlag 2012. Source


Li M.,Sichuan Agricultural University | Zhao B.,Zoological garden of Chengdu | Li B.,Sichuan Agricultural University | Wang Q.,Zoological garden of Chengdu | And 6 more authors.
Journal of Medical Primatology | Year: 2015

Captive primates are susceptible to gastrointestinal (GIT) parasitic infections, which are often zoonotic and can contribute to morbidity and mortality. Fecal samples were examined by the means of direct smear, fecal flotation, fecal sedimentation, and fecal cultures. Of 26.51% (317/1196) of the captive primates were diagnosed gastrointestinal parasitic infections. Trichuris spp. were the most predominant in the primates, while Entamoeba spp. were the most prevalent in Old World monkeys (P < 0.05). These preliminary data will improve the management of captive primates and the safety of animal keepers and visitors. © 2015 The Authors. Journal of Medical Primatology Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Source

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