OF FREE-RANGING COYOTES ( CANIS LATRANS ) IN NORTH CAROLINA , USA

@inproceedings{Chitwood2015OFFC,
  title={OF FREE-RANGING COYOTES ( CANIS LATRANS ) IN NORTH CAROLINA , USA},
  author={Michael Colter Chitwood and Morgan B. Swingen and Marcus A. Lashley and James R. Flowers and Bona Maria and Palamar and Charles S. Apperson and Colleen Olfenbuttel and Christopher E. Moorman and Christopher S DePerno},
  year={2015}
}
Coyotes (Canis latrans) have expanded recently into the eastern US and can serve as a source of pathogens to domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris), livestock, and humans. We examined free-ranging coyotes from central North Carolina, US, for selected parasites and prevalence of antibodies against viral and bacterial agents. We detected ticks on most (81%) coyotes, with Amblyomma americanum detected on 83% of those with ticks. Fifteen (47%) coyotes were positive for heartworms (Dirofilaria… CONTINUE READING

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