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Parasites in ostriches.


The article reviews literature concerning the prevalence of major parasitic invasions in ostriches (Struthio camelus). It describes selected parasites from different systematic groups: protozoa (from genera Eimeria, Isospora, Cryptosporidium, Balantidium, Entamoeba, Histomonas, Trichomonas), trematodes (Philophthalmus sp.), tapeworms (Houttuynia struthionis), roundworms (Libyostrongylus spp., Codiostomum struthionis), mallophaga (Struthiolipeurus spp.) and acari (Dermoglyphus pachycnemis, Gabucinia bicaudata).