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Document Type

Research

Abstract

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.

Publication Date

1960

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

67

Issue

1

First Page

578

Last Page

583

Copyright

© Copyright 1960 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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