Survey for blood parasites in redheads (Aythya americana) wintering at the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana

Journal of Wildlife Diseases
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Abstract

We detected no infections with species of PlasmodiumHaemoproteusLeucocytozoonSarcocystis or Trypanosoma in blood smears, liver and spleen impressions, and muscle tissue from 136 redheads (Aythya americana) collected or captured at the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana (USA), during three winters (1987 to 1990). One bird, a juvenile male, was infected with an unidentified species of microfilaria. Thus, we found no evidence that hematozoa had an effect on redheads during the course of the study.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Survey for blood parasites in redheads (Aythya americana) wintering at the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana
Series title Journal of Wildlife Diseases
DOI 10.7589/0090-3558-31.1.90
Volume 31
Issue 1
Year Published 1995
Language English
Publisher Wildlife Disease Association
Contributing office(s) National Wetlands Research Center, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
Description 3 p.
First page 90
Last page 92
Country United States
State Louisiana
Other Geospatial Chandeleur Islands
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