lowland gorilla endoparasites

Prof. K. Zessin zessin at city.vetmed.fu-berlin.de
Wed Oct 16 07:28:20 EST 1996

Dear bionet-parasitology users,

I am seeking your kind assistance for the identification of 
endoparasites (helminths) of eastern lowlands gorillas.One of my 
students conducted a field study on faecal parasites of
this gorilla in the Kahuzi-Biega National Park in Zaire from march 93
to October 93. She presently is writing up her thesis. We have
problems in identifying three helminth eggs and larvae. We have tried
several parasitologists in Germany and outside but were unsuccessful.
The samples were collected up to 6 hours after defaecation and
conserved in MIF solution.

Can any of you give us assistance or refer us to specialists?
We do have photographs of the parasites and some remaining MIF 

Thanks in advance

Prof. K. Zessin
Freie Universitaet Berlin
Luisenstrasse 56
10117 Berlin- Germany
Tel: +49 30 2093 6070

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