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Potential Parasite Induced Host Mortality in Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus ) From the Rolling Plains Ecoregion of West Texas

  title={Potential Parasite Induced Host Mortality in Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus ) From the Rolling Plains Ecoregion of West Texas},
  author={Matthew Z. Brym and Cassandra Henry and Ronald J. Kendall},
Anecdotal reports of Northern bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) exhibiting strange behavior have raised suspicions of parasite induced host mortality (PIHM) in the Rolling Plains of West Texas. In 2017, we received 11 bobwhite carcasses associated with such reports and found parasites in all of these specimens. While further research is needed to evaluate the impact of parasites on bobwhite, these reports provide a valuable supplement to on-going investigations of PIHM in bobwhite from the… 

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