First report of acariasis by Caparinia tripilis in African hedgehogs, (Atelerix albiventris), in Costa Rica

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Moreira Soto, Andrés; Troyo Rodríguez, Adriana; Calderón Arguedas, Ólger;
  • Publisher: Colégio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinária
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1590/S1984-29612013000100029
  • Subject: ectoparasites | Ouriço africano | Central America | mange | sarna | Psoroptidae | América Central | 636.089 medicina veterinaria | ectoparasitos | Erinaceidae | African hedgehog

The African hedgehog is one of the newly imported exotic pets which have been observed with increasing regularity in veterinary clinics in Costa Rica. Despite their popularity, information about their diseases is scarce. Within skin diseases of hedgehogs, mange caused b... View more