Rumen ciliate from wild Japanese sika deer culled in Ohdaigahara, Nara prefecture, Central Japan
佐藤, 郁美 ,
今井, 壮一 ,
鳥居, 春己荒木, 良太
24 , 2016-03-20 , 奈良教育大学自然環境教育センター
Rumen ciliate protozoa composition was analysed on 13 wild Japanese sika deer (Cervus nippon) culled for deer density control during July and September 2013 in Ohdaigahara, Nara prefecture, central Japan. Six species belonging to only genus Entodeminium were detected, namely E. simplex, E. nanellum, E. convexum, E. abruptum, E. dubardi, E. parvum. In thesespecies E. dubardi was dominant, E. simplex and E. nanellum followed, and these three species occupied more than 90% on ciliate protozoa number. Number of ciliate protozoa from fawns estimated 2-3 months old was statistically lesser than that of deer older than 1 year old.