Fecal survey of llamas (Lama glama) in Oregon: incidental recovery of Nematodirus battus.J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1987 Dec 15; 191(12):1579-81.JA
Between September 1985 and March 1987, 243 fecal specimens from llamas (195 adults, 48 crias) were examined for parasite eggs. Of the adults, 78% had at least one type of egg. Trichostrongyles were found in 67% of the adults, Nematodirus spp in 23%, Strongyloides spp in 9%, Capillaria spp in 8%, and Trichuris spp in 5%. Of the crias, 90% had at least one kind of egg. Trichostrongyles were found in 71% of the crias, Nematodirus spp in 52%, Strongyloides spp in 17%, and Trichuris spp and Capillaria spp in 4% each. Most important, N battus eggs were observed in fecal specimens from 2 crias.