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Table 1 Number infected and median Trichinella spp. larvae per g (LPG) in tongues of Florida panthers determined by tissue digestion according to sex and age

From: High prevalence of Trichinella pseudospiralis in Florida panthers (Puma concolor coryi)

Sex Age Number of samples Number infected (%; 95% CI) Median LPG (SE; min–max)
Male Kitten 0 0 (0.0%; 0.0–0.0) 0.0 (0.0; 0.0–0.0)
  Dependent 10 4 (40.0%; 15.0%–70.9%) 13.4 (80.1; 0.4–329.0)
  Adult 54 14 (25.9%; 15.5%–39.7%) 0.9 (0.5; 0.2– 7.2)
Female Kitten 4 0 (0.0%; 0.0%–0.0%) 0.0 (0.0; 0.0–0.0)
  Dependent 8 0 (0.0%; 0.0%–0.0%) 0.0 (0.0; 0.0–0.0)
  Adult 36 6 (16.7%; 7.5%–32.0%) 0.9 (2.1; 0.2–11.6)
Total   112 24 (21.4%; 14.6%–30.3%) 1.0 (13.6; 0.2–329.0)