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