Parasitic diseases affecting wild carnivores remain largely unknown or poorly described. Dioctophymosis is a parasitosis caused by the nematode Dioctophyme renale that is found worldwide. It affects domestic and wild animals and has been reported frequently in Brazil. This paper reports dioctophymosis in a wild felid for the first time.
Trindade, M. A. C., De Macedo, M. R. P., & Muller, G. (2018). Dioctophyme renale (Nematoda: Dioctophymatidae)in Leopardus geoffroyi (Carnivora: Felidae) in the Neotropical region. Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinaria, 27(2), 223–225. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1984-29612017079