Gastrointestinal helminths in raccoons in Texas.

  title={Gastrointestinal helminths in raccoons in Texas.},
  author={Amy E Kresta and Scott E Henke and Danny B. Pence},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  volume={45 1},
Raccoons (n=590) were collected from October 1999 to August 2003 from 35 counties across Texas, and gastrointestinal tracts were examined for helminth parasites. Prevalence was calculated and differences in mean abundance were examined among habitat ecoregions, age classes, and between sexes. Twenty different species of helminths (13 nematodes, two cestodes, two acanthocephalans, and three trematodes) were positively identified in the gastrointestinal tracts of 590 raccoons in Texas. Five of… CONTINUE READING


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