raptors, parasites, helminths
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.
Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Hawks, Shawn and Klann, Rick
"Helminth Ova Recovered From Raptors Admitted For Rehabilitation,"
The Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS: Vol. 104:
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uni.edu/jias/vol104/iss2/7