Kecacingan pada Kukang Sumatera (Nycticebus coucang) di Pusat Rehabilitasi Satwa Primata Yayasan International Animal Rescue Indonesia (YIARI)
Retnani, Elok Budi
Lelana, RP Agus
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According to the International Union Conservation of Nature and natural Resources (IUCN), Sumateran slow loris (Nycticebus coucang) is protected primates which was vulnerable animal. Their population in wildlife decreased cause hunting for trade and destructive habitat. Helminthiasis can caused dead regularly and its so identification of this disease needed. The study was conducted to know prevalence of gastrointestinal helminth infection of slow loris (Nycticebus coucang) in The Center of Primate Rehabilitation of International Animal Rescue Indonesia (YIARI). Total of 13 fecal sampel from captive group of Nycticebus coucang were collected for 6 days and analysed from February-May 2014 by using McMaster, flotation and Baermann technique to identified morphology of the eggs. All fecal sampel was examined based on its fecal pool. Out of 13 fecal sampel examined, all of sampel (100%) was infected with five types of helminth Ascaris (84,61%), Hymenolepis (76,92%), Strongylid (61,54%), Oxyuris (15,38%) and Trichuris (7,69%). The average number of egg per gram (EPG) was 11-1555.