The Occurence of the Rumen Ciliate Entodinium constrictum Dehority, 1974 (Entodiniidae, Entodiniomorphida) from Domestic Sheep (Ovis ammon aries L.) in Northern Cyprus


Gocmen B. , GURELLI G.

NORTH-WESTERN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, cilt.5, ss.301-306, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 5 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: NORTH-WESTERN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.301-306

Özet

Entodinium constrictum was observed in rumen contents from a single sheep out of eleven living in Northern Cyprus. It constituted 0.08% of the total ciliate population and had a 9.09% frequency of appearance. The size and percentage occurrence of this species in the present study is compared to those previously reported for other animal hosts living in different geographical locations. This study reports for the first time the presence of E. constrictum in Cypriot domestic sheep.