A Preliminary Survey of Gastrointestinal Helminths of Murids (Rodentia: Muridae) at Five Selected Localities in Western Sarawak

Nur Elfieyra Syazana, Hamdan and Wan Nurainie, Wan Ismail and Abdullah, M.T (2016) A Preliminary Survey of Gastrointestinal Helminths of Murids (Rodentia: Muridae) at Five Selected Localities in Western Sarawak. Borneo Journal of Resource Science and Technology, 6 (1). pp. 55-60. ISSN 229-9769

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Abstract

Field survey of gastrointestinal helminths on rodents from family Muridae were conducted at five localities in Western Sarawak from June 2013 until April 2014. A total of 31 host individuals comprising six species of murids were examined for gastrointestinal helminths using opportunistic necropsy. The hosts examined were Leopoldamys sabanus, Maxomys rajah, M. surifer, M. whiteheadi, Niviventer cremoriventer and Sundamys muelleri. Of these host species, 186 individuals consisting of two taxonomic groups of helminths were recovered, namely Nematoda and Cestoda. This study contributes to the growing literature on the infestation of endoparasites in rodents especially in Sarawak.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cestodes, gastrointestinal helminths, Muridae, nematodes, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2016 20:06
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2016 20:06
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/12865

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