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1 August 2007 Parasitic Helminths of Free-Ranging Mink (Neovison vison mink) From Southern Florida
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Five free-ranging mink, Neovison vison mink, from in or near the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, Collier County, Florida (26°00′N, 81°25′W), were examined for parasitic helminths. Nine species of helminths were identified (2 trematodes, 5 nematodes, and 2 acanthocephalans). The most prevalent parasites were Molineus patens (4 of 5 mink), mean intensity 173 (range, 12–342); Strongyloides sp. (4 of 5), mean intensity 48 (range, 1–170); Macracanthorhynchus ingens (immature) (4 of 5), mean intensity 2.5 (range, 1–4); and Alaria mustelae (3 of 5), mean intensity 59.3 (range, 11–127). Polymorphus brevis and Dirofilaria lutrae are reported from the mink for the first time.

Garry W. Foster, Mark W. Cunningham, John M. Kinsella, and Mike Owen "Parasitic Helminths of Free-Ranging Mink (Neovison vison mink) From Southern Florida," Journal of Parasitology 93(4), (1 August 2007). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-1172R.1
Published: 1 August 2007
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