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PENTASTOMID (ARMILLIFER MONILIFORMIS) INFECTION IN MALAYSIA N BLOOD PYTHON (PYTHON CURTUS)

Carcasses of the Malaysian blood python (Python curtus) was postmortemed in the Veterinary Research Institute, Ipoh.Three worms belonging to the genus Armillifer sp. (larval stage) was identified based on morphological examination. This pentostomid worm has zoonotic implications and is a risk to exotic meat connoisseurs.

Witcha ya Tongtako, Chandrawathani P., Premalatha B., Shafarin M.S. and Azizah D. 

Veterinary Research Institute, 59 Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 31400, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Corresponding Author: Azizah Darus

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Witcha ya Tongtako, Chandrawathani P., Premalatha B., Shafarin M.S. and Azizah D. Pentastomid (Armillifer moniliformis) infection in Malaysia n Blood Python (Python curtus) . Malaysian Veterinary Research JUL Y 2013 • pages 51-58


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