Two Eimeria species isolated from wild Japanese rock ptarmigans (Lagopus mutus japonicus) in Japan.

Abstract

Fecal samples were collected from 64 Japanese rock ptarmigans (Lagopus mutus japonicus) at 13 locations in the alpine zone of Japan and examined for internal parasites. We found 2 morphologically different types of eimerian oocysts. Based on morphological characteristics, one was identified as Eimeria uekii, which had already been found from Japanese rock… (More)

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