The following parasites were recovered from the large intestine of a colony of prairie voles:
Image 1-3: Key features for identification.
Image 4: Egg image.
Syphacia obvelata female. This parasite is a nematode of the order Oxyurida commonly found in mice and gerbils. Eggs can be detected by routine flotation techniques or found on the skin in the perineal region of infected animals. Infections are usually subclinical.
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