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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Spermophilus tridecemlineatus, parasites, Iowa

Abstract

A total of 19, thirteen-lined ground squirrels (Spermophilus tridecemlineatus) were examined for parasites from two locations in Ames, Iowa. Parasites found and their respective prevalence included Androlaelaps fahrenholzi (47.4%), an unidentified non-parasitic mesostigmatic mite (21.1 %), Ixodes sculptus (52.6%), Opisocrostis bruneri (26. 3%), a skin bot believed to be Cuterebra sp. (5.3%), Monocystis sp. (18.8%), Eimeria citelli, (81.3%) and E. bilamellata (18.8%). Helminths were not found, nor were antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii.

Publication Date

March 1987

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

94

Issue

1

First Page

22

Last Page

23

Copyright

© Copyright 1987 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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