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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
Citation: Journal of Wildlife Diseases 30(4): 545-547 (1994)
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].
Publisher version (URL): http://www.jwildlifedis.org/cgi/content/abstract/30/4/545
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/9806
ISSN: 0090-3558
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