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Avian tick paralysis caused by Ixodes brunneus in the southeastern United States

Journal of Wildlife Diseases

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https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-32.1.133

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Abstract

Between 1988 and 1994, 16 definitive and 26 presumptive cases of tick paralysis were diagnosed in 10 species of birds from five southeastern states in the USA. All birds had engorged adult female Ixodes brunneus ticks on the head region and were partially paralyzed or dead. Cases occurred in the winter and early spring months, and most birds were passerines found in private yards or near feeders. All stages of I. brunneus feed exclusively on birds, and this species previously has been associated with avian tick paralysis. Little is known concerning the life cycle of this ixodid tick and its impact on wild bird populations.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Avian tick paralysis caused by Ixodes brunneus in the southeastern United States
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
DOI:
10.7589/0090-3558-32.1.133
Volume:
32
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1996
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wildlife Disease Association
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
4 p.
First page:
133
Last page:
136
Country:
United States
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N