A Preliminary Survey of Gastrointestinal Helminths of Murids (Rodentia: Muridae) at Five Selected Localities in Western Sarawak
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murids were examined for gastrointestinal helminths using opportunistic necropsy. The hosts examined were
Leopoldamys sabanus, Maxomys rajah, M. surifer, M. whiteheadi, Niviventer cremoriventer and Sundamys
muelleri. Of these host species, 186 individuals consisting of two taxonomic groups of helminths were
recovered, namely Nematoda and Cestoda. This study contributes to the growing literature on the infestation of
endoparasites in rodents especially in Sarawak.
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