Do parasites make prey vulnerable to predation? Red grouse and parasites

@inproceedings{Hudson1992DoPM,
  title={Do parasites make prey vulnerable to predation? Red grouse and parasites},
  author={Peter John Hudson and Andrew P Dobson and David Newborn},
  year={1992}
}
1. An extensive post-mortem survey of grouse revealed that birds killed by predators in spring and summer had significantly greater burdens of the caecal nematode Trichostrongylus tenuis than grouse shot during the autumn. Furthermore, grouse that appeared to have died through the effects of parasites carried greater worm burdens than grouse killed by predators. 2. The proportion of grouse with high levels of parasite infection increased with the intensity of predator control as measured… CONTINUE READING

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