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Contaminación parasitaria en heces de perros, recolectadas en calles de la ciudad de San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, México

Veterinaria Mexico (Impact Factor: 0.17). 01/2008;
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ABSTRACT Se realizó un estudio de materia fecal de perros en 13 barrios de la ciiudad de San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, México, para conocer la frecuencia de recontaminación causada por Toxocara canis y otros parásitos caninos. Se examinaron con el método de sulfato de zinc 200 muestras de materia fecal recolectadas en diferentes calles, un camellón y un parque de los barrios seleccionados en la ciudad. Se detectaron formas parasitarias en 37% (n = 74) de las muestras. La frecuencia de huevos de T. canis fue de 19.0% y la de Ancylostoma caninum, de 18.5%; la de ooquistes de Isospora canis de 2.5%. Los resultados indican que la contaminación de los suelos de la ciudad de San Cristóbal de Las Casas con parásitos de cánidos es un riesgo latente para la salud de los habitantes y visitantes de esta ciudad, además de la desagradable imagen que el fecalismo ofrece al turismo nacional y extranjero.

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