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Prevalence of giant kidney worm (Dioctophyma renale) in wild mink (Mustela vison) in Minnesota

American Midland Naturalist

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Abstract

Of 138 wild mink (Mustela vison) from eastern Minnesota, 27% contained Dioctophyma renale, primarily in the right kidney. No significant difference between prevalence in adult male and immature male mink was found, nor between the prevalence in males versus female mink. Thirteen worms were found in one male mink, representing the highest documented infection intensity of a single wild mink.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Prevalence of giant kidney worm (Dioctophyma renale) in wild mink (Mustela vison) in Minnesota
Series title:
American Midland Naturalist
Volume
145
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description:
p. 206-209
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
American Midland Naturalist
First page:
206
Last page:
209
Number of Pages:
3