Ocurrence of Philophthalmus gralli (Trematoda: Philophthalmidae) in farmed ostriches in Brazil. Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper reports the occurrence of parasitism by the Oriental eye-fluke, Philophthalmus gralli in ostriches reared in a commercial flock from the State of Minas Gerais State, Southeastern Brazil. The two affected birds presented lacrimation, inflammatory reaction and loss of body condition. After physical examination the birds revealed, 17 and 15 trematodes each, only in the right eyes. The economic impact of this parasite on Brazilian ostrich industry is still undetermined, requiring further studies.

published proceedings

  • Trop Anim Health Prod

author list (cited authors)

  • Verocai, G. G., Lopes, L. N., Burlini, L., Correia, T. R., de Souza, C. P., & Coumendouros, K.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Verocai, Guilherme Gomes||Lopes, Lauro Nogueira||Burlini, Leonardo||Correia, ThaĆ­s Ribeiro||de Souza, Clarissa Pimentel||Coumendouros, Katherina

publication date

  • October 2009