Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2009, 57, 33-40

https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun200957050033
Published online 2014-10-10

The parasitecoenoses' influence on health status of sika-deer (Cervus nippon) population in the west-Bohemia region (Czech Republic)

Marie Borkovcová1, Jan Dvořák2, Tomáš Martin2

1Ústav zoologie, rybářství, hydrobiologie a včelařství, Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Česká republika
2Ústav ochrany lesů a myslivosti, Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Česká republika

The aim of this study was detection of prevalence of the parasitecoenoses of sika deer (Cervus nippon) living in the wild in the area of Western Bohemia (Czech Republic) and to compare roundup data with results from previous investigations.
All together 560 samples of excrements and 8 grallochs were examined. The research was done from March 2005 to June 2007. The samples of excrements were collected during the whole research period in periodical monthly intervals always in the amount of 20 pieces. Grallochs were examined by partial helmintological dissection, the samples of excrements by Baermann method and flotation. Parasites were detected only in 26.8 % of examined samples. The spectrum of detected parasites included: coccidia Eimeria spp. (8.6 %), lungworms (LW) Dictyocaulus sp. and Bicaulus sagittatus (23.4 %), and nematode worms from the group of gastrointestinal nematodes (GIN) (7.9 %). In fine we can confirm that the Sika game is quite resistant against parasitoses under our conditions, and health of Sika game in monitored localities is good.

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