A Serological and Fecal Parasitologic Survey of the Critically Endangered Pygmy Raccoon (Procyon pygmaeus)

@inproceedings{Mcfadden2005ASA,
  title={A Serological and Fecal Parasitologic Survey of the Critically Endangered Pygmy Raccoon (Procyon pygmaeus)},
  author={Katherine W. Mcfadden and Susan E. Wade and Edward J Dubovi and Matthew E. Gompper},
  booktitle={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2005}
}
The pygmy raccoon (Procyon pygmaeus) of Cozumel Island, Mexico, is among the most endangered carnivores in the world, and causes of its decline are unclear. During 2002 and 2003, we sampled approximately 10% of the remaining population to survey exposure to viral and parasitic pathogens that may have contributed to population decline. We found evidence of exposure to infectious canine hepatitis, canine distemper, feline panleukopenia virus, and Toxoplasma gondii. The latter is suggestive of… 
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