Course of gastro-intestinal parasite and lungworm infections in South American camelids on a farm in central Germany
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The Eimeria fauna was in agreement with other studies. Even if no clinical signs of coccidiosis have been shown during the study the high prevalences indicating the potential importance of this parasites. However prevalence and oocyst counts are influenced by the age of the animals and probably the season. Trichostrongylus/Ostertagia spp. and H. contortus were the dominant species. The prevalences were high, but intensities were low. It has to be taken into account, that no informations are available for SAC between the correlation of FEC and worm burden. A low prevalence of Moniezia spp. and no liverflucks were found, whereas Trichuris and D. viviparus infections were present in the herd. This infections may cause serious problems as can be seen in other species.