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1 January 2016 First Report of Protechinostoma mucronisertulatum (Echinostomatidae) in a Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) from Saskatchewan, Canada
Jamie L. Rothenburger, Eric Hoberg, Brent Wagner
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Abstract

We report a new host record for Protechinostoma mucronisertulatum. These small trematode parasites were found in a debilitated, immature, male sandhill crane (Grus canadensis) during autumn migration from the Canadian prairies. Necropsy examination identified fibrinonecrotizing and ulcerative jejunitis with a focal perforation and associated local fibrinous coelomitis. Cross sections of P. mucronisertulatum were present within lesions, although their role in the pathogenesis of these lesions is undetermined. Prior reports of natural infections attributed to these flukes are rare and have been limited primarily to sora rails (Porzana carolina) from the central North American flyway. Specimens in the sandhill crane were morphologically consistent with the original description; we provide the first complete series of measurements from flukes derived from a natural infection.

The Helminthological Society of Washington
Jamie L. Rothenburger, Eric Hoberg, and Brent Wagner "First Report of Protechinostoma mucronisertulatum (Echinostomatidae) in a Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) from Saskatchewan, Canada," Comparative Parasitology 83(1), 111-116, (1 January 2016). https://doi.org/10.1654/1525-2647-83.1.111
Published: 1 January 2016
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Canada
Digenea
disease
Echinostomatidae
Echinostomida
enteritis
Grus canadensis
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