Sixteen species of wildlife, comprising 1,925 specimens, were examined for Trichinella spiralis during the 1953-1960 period. Species found to be infected with parasites were rat, fox, mink, raccoon, and badger. Initially a high incidence of trichinae was found in the rat, fox, and mink, followed by a marked decline. There is some evidence of a cyclic occurrence in mink. The possible significance of wildlife reservoirs as vectors of trichiniaisis to grain-fed swine is discussed.
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Zimmermann, W. J.; Hunnard, E. D.; Schwarte, L. H.; and Biester, H. E.
"Epizootiology of Trichiniasis in Wildlife From a Southcentral Iowa Area,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 67(1), 578-583.
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