2011, Cilt 27, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 131-134
Gastrointestinal parasites found in a green iguana (Iguana iguana)
Özlem Derinbay Ekici, Nermin Isik, Feyzullah Guclu
Department of Parasitology, Faculty ofVeterinary Medicine, University of Selcuk, Campus, Konya, Turkey
Keywords: Helminth, green iguana
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This case report reported that nematode and cestod eggs found in the digestive system of a green iguana (iguana iguana). A 9 month-old green iguana (iguana iguana) weighing 95 g was presented by its owner for physical examination to parasitology laboratory. The owner said that nutritional condition was poor. The nematode [Oxyuris spp.) and ces-tode [Mesocestoides spp.) eggs were diagnosed by fecal flotation and the animal was treated with ivermectin [0.2 mg/kg, PO) plus praziquantel [10 mg/kg, SC) in two weeks apart. The last fecal examination was negative. After treatment, owner of the iguana said that iguana had a normal appetite and well appearance.