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Document Type

Research

Keywords

raptors, parasites, helminths

Abstract

Fecal samples from 34 raptors admitted for rehabilitation were examined for helminth ova. All 34 birds, representing 13 different species, passed helminth ova in their feces. Six different types of helminth ova were identified, including strigeid trematode, cestode, Capillaria, Porrocaecum, Ascaridia and spiurid nematode. From this study, it appears that helminths, particularly tapeworms, are common parasites of raptors.

Publication Date

June 1997

Journal Title

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

104

Issue

2

First Page

47

Last Page

49

Copyright

© Copyright 1997 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf