Ringworm in a population of snowshoe hares

Journal of Mammalogy
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Abstract

The occurrence of ringworm, or dermatomycosis, in wild animals has been rarely reported. DeLamater (1939) described infections of Trichophyton mentagrophytes in common gray squirrels on and near the Johns Hopkins University campus at Baltimore. Errington (1942) and Charles (1946) reported on the occurrence of T. mentagrophytes in 35 of 364 litters (9.6%) of muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus zibethicus) in northwestern Iowa. Ninety-eight of 134 members (73%) of infected litters were recorded as contracting the fungus disease; of the 98, 90 died. Paul (1917), Lawrence (1918), and Connor (1932) mentioned ringworm epidemics of T. mentagrophytes among mice in wheat stacks of New South Wales and Victoria.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Ringworm in a population of snowshoe hares
Series title Journal of Mammalogy
DOI 10.2307/1375533
Volume 37
Issue 1
Year Published 1956
Language English
Publisher Oxford Academic
Description 6 p.
First page 94
Last page 99
Country United States
State Montana
Other Geospatial Bull Island, Flathead Lake
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