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

American Midland Naturalist

By:
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DOI: 10.1674/0003-0031(2001)145[0206:POGKWD]2.0.CO;2

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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
DOI:
10.1674/0003-0031(2001)145[0206:POGKWD]2.0.CO;2
Volume:
145
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Publisher:
University of Notre Dame
Contributing office(s):
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description:
4 p.
First page:
206
Last page:
209