Prevalence, intensity and aggregation of intestinal parasites in mountain hares and their potential impact on population dynamics.

@article{Newey2005PrevalenceIA,
  title={Prevalence, intensity and aggregation of intestinal parasites in mountain hares and their potential impact on population dynamics.},
  author={Scott Newey and Darren J Shaw and Alan J. Kirby and Pauline Montieth and Peter J. Hudson and Simon J. Thirgood},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  year={2005},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={367-73}
}
Mountain hare Lepus timidus populations show unstable dynamics and since hares carry a significant helminth infection and host-parasite interactions are known to be destabilising, they have been proposed as a possible causal mechanism for the observed instability. We assessed the prevalence, intensity of infection and aggregation of the helminth parasites Graphidium strigosum and Trichostrongylus retortaeformis recovered from 589 mountain hares culled from 30 Scottish sporting estates in 1999… CONTINUE READING