Archivos de medicina veterinaria
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GONZALEZ-ACUNA, D; MORENO, L and HERMOSILLA, C. Parasites in dogs from San Juan Bautista, Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile. Arch. med. vet. [online]. 2008, vol.40, n.2, pp. 193-195. ISSN 0301-732X. doi: 10.4067/S0301-732X2008000200012.
The parasitological fauna of 40 dogs was studied in San Juan Bautista, Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile. 50% (n = 20) of the dogs had eggs of the Ancylostomid, Strongylid type and/or the oocysts of Isospora sp. and Cystoisospora canis. No positive samples of cestodes were found. 100% of the dogs were parasited by the fleas Ctenocephalides canis, C. felis and/or Pulex irritans. One brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus, was found in one dog (2.5%). The importance of these findings is discussed.
Keywords : parasites; dogs; Robinson Crusoe Island; Chile.