Blood parasite investigations of ring-necked pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) and bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) were conducted in Iowa during 1957-59 and 1959-61. Wild pheasants from Winnebago, Union, Ringgold, and Adair counties, and wild quail from Ringgold and Wapello counties were checked for blood parasites. Pen-reared pheasants and quail checked for blood parasites were supplied by the State Wildlife Research and Exhibit Station at Boone and by private game clubs. Examination of blood smears from 364 pheasants and 673 bobwhite indicated no positive cases of Haemoproteus, Leucocytozoon, or Plasmodium. Experiments aimed at inducing infections of Plasmodium in pheasants and Leucocytozoon in bobwhite were unsuccessful.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Roslien, David J.; Fore, Paul L.; and Haugen, Arnold O.
"Blood Parasites in Relation to Pheasants and Quail in Iowa,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 69(1), 239-244.
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