Ectoparasites of the Swift Fox in Northwestern Texas

@inproceedings{Pence2004EctoparasitesOT,
  title={Ectoparasites of the Swift Fox in Northwestern Texas},
  author={Danny B. Pence and Jan F. Kamler and Warren B. Ballard},
  booktitle={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2004}
}
Ectoparasites were collected from chemically immobilized swift foxes (Vulpes velox) in the Texas Panhandle (USA). Three species of fleas (Pulex irritans, Dactylopsylla percernis, and Euhoplopsyllus affinis) and one species of tick (Ixodes sculptus) were found. Pulex irritans was the only abundant ectoparasite; it occurred on all 23 foxes brushed in 1999–2000 and all but one of 34 hosts examined in 2000–01. Otherwise, this swift fox population had a depauperate ectoparasite fauna; the remainder… 
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