Sarcocystis of deer in South Dakota.

  title={Sarcocystis of deer in South Dakota.},
  author={C W Emnett and Ernest J. Hugghins},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  volume={18 2},
The prevalence of Sarcocystis in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) and mule deer (O. hemionus) in South Dakota was determined through microscopic examination of tongue samples. The percentage of Sarcocystis infection for both species of deer was determined for prairies east of the Missouri River, west of the Missouri River, and Black Hills of western South Dakota. Sixteen percent (N = 62) of the white-tailed deer tongues from East River, 69% (N = 42) from West River, and 74% (N = 23… CONTINUE READING