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

ArticleinJournal of wildlife diseases 49(3):738-40 · July 2013with19 Reads
Impact Factor: 1.36 · DOI: 10.7589/2012-12-303 · Source: PubMed


    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.