Patterns of latrine use by raccoons (Procyon lotor) and implication for Baylisascaris procyonis transmission.

@article{Hirsch2014PatternsOL,
  title={Patterns of latrine use by raccoons (Procyon lotor) and implication for Baylisascaris procyonis transmission.},
  author={Ben Hirsch and Suzanne Prange and Stephanie A. Hauver and Stanley D. Gehrt},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={243-9}
}
Mammals often use latrine sites for defecation, yet little is known about patterns of latrine use in many common species such as raccoons (Procyon lotor). Because raccoon latrines are important foci for the transmission of raccoon roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis), documenting metrics of raccoon latrine use may have public health implications. Although some studies have provided evidence that multiple raccoons visit single latrine sites, exact latrine visitation patterns of raccoons have… CONTINUE READING