RESEARCH ARTICLES

DEATH OF A WILD INDIAN LEOPARD PANTHERA PARDUS FUSCA (MEYER) DUE TO PARASITISM WITH THE LUNG FLUKE PARAGONIMUS WESTERMANII (KERBERT, 1878) AND THE HOOKWORM GALONCUS PERNICIOSUS (LINSTOW,1885))
C. Pythal, K. Madhavan Pillai, C. George Varghese and T: Surendranathan

Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.1993. 24:44-46.

 

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Abstract


Death of a wild Indian leopard, Panthera pardus lusca (Meyer) due to severe parasitism with the lung fluke Paragonimus westermanii (Kerbert, 1878) and the hookworm Galoncus perniciosus (Linstow, 1835) is reported. The free-living Indian leopard could be an important natural reservoir host for this zoonotic lung fluke.