Filaria taxideae in Striped Skunks (Mephitis mephitis) of Colorado, USA, and Commonly Associated Filarial Dermatitis

Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife, Wildlife Health Program, 317 W Prospect Rd., Fort Collins, Colorado 80526, USA.
Journal of wildlife diseases (Impact Factor: 1.36). 07/2013; 49(3):738-40. DOI: 10.7589/2012-12-303
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT During 2007-09, we necropsied striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis) from Colorado, USA. Eight of 51 (16%) had severe infections with the subcutaneous filarid nematode Filaria taxideae, and four of the infected skunks (50%) had dermatitis that was histologically associated with parasite ova in the skin.

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