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The Occurence of the Hindgut Ciliate Blepharocorys curvigula (Ciliophora: Blepharocorythidae) from Horses (Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758) in the Vicinity of Izmir
1 Department of Biology, Kastamonu University Faculty of Science and Art, Kastamonu, Turkey  
2 Ege Üniversitesi, Fen Fakültesi, Zooloji Anabilim Dalı, Biyoloji Bölümü, İzmir, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2009; 33: 169-171

Key Words: Blepharocorys curvigula, hindgut, domestic horse, Izmir
Abstract

Blepharocorys curvigula Gassovsky, 1919 found in the intestine of domestic horses (Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758), living in the vicinity of Izmir was investigated. It was seen in nine of the thirteen horses examined (69%). This study reports the presence of Blepharocorys curvigula in the intestine of Equids for the first time in Turkey. Specimens were found to be similar to the original descriptions on the basis of morphological characters and biometric data.  

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