Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2002;42(1):109-113.
A case report of swine kidney worm infection in a wild feral pig
Myung-deuk Suh, Gee-wook Shin, Chong-sup Kim, Soo-dong Kwak, Soon-bok Kim, Seung-chan Yeon
College of Veterinary Medicine and Institute of Animal Medicine, Gyeongsang National University
야생 멧돼지에서 돼지신충(swine kidney worm) 감염 예
서명득, 신기욱, 김종섭, 곽수동, 김순복, 연성찬
경상대학교 수의과대학 동물의학연구소
Abstract
This is the first case report of Stephanurus dentatus infection of a feral pig in Korea. In late April, 2000, a weakened feral pig was caught by blow gun from a very low level mountain near the Gyeongsang National University. We autopsied the feral pig in the laboratory of veterinary anatomy at the College of Veterinary Medicine. A total of 27 adult parasites, 11 females and 16 males, and numerous eggs were observed from the cysts formed in the perirenal tissues and ureters. The average size of males was $25.1{pm}3.2mm$ long and of the females was $34.2{pm}2.9mm$. The worms were stout, the females being about 2mm broad, and the internal organs were partly visible through the cuticle. The shape of thin-shelled eggs found in the cysts of perirenal tissues and ureter was ellisoidal and oval, and measured $40{sim}65{ imes}90{sim}115{mu}m$. The adult parasites were found in cysts which varied from 0.6 to 4cm in diameter, each cyst usually containing a pair of adult worms embedded in green pus. The ureter was thickened and almost occluded, with consequent hydronephrosis.
Key Words: swine, kidney worm, Stephanurus dentatus, feral pig


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