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Title: Factors affecting Dirofilaria immitis prevalence in red foxes in Northeastern Spain
Authors: Gortázar, Christian, Castillo Hernández, J. A., Lucientes Curdi, Javier, Blanco, J. C., Arriolabengoa, A., Calvete, C.
Keywords: Heartworm
Dirofilaria immitis
Red fox
Vulpes vulpes
Issue Date: Oct-1994
Publisher: Wildlife Disease Association
Abstract: We determined the prevalence of Dirofilaria immitis (Nematoda, Filariidae) among 433 red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in northeastern Spain, between 1990 and 1992. Forty-six (11%) of 433 foxes were infected; the intensity ranged from 1 to 36 (mean ± SE; 4.39 ± 0.92) nematodes per host. The prevalence of D. immitis was higher in foxes inhabiting riparian zones of the study area. This population has a very high juvenile/adult ratio. Heartworm prevalences did not differ among host sex, weight, or fat condition categories.
Description: 3 pages.-- PMID: 7760485 [PubMed].
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ISSN: 0090-3558
Citation: Journal of Wildlife Diseases 30(4): 545-547 (1994)
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