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1 July 1989 Knemidokoptes mutans (Acari: Knemidocoptidae) in a Great-horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
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A routine examination of a captive juvenile great-horned owl (Bubo virginianus) revealed bilateral proliferative papillary hyperkeratosis on the feet. Microscopic examination of skin scrapings produced numerous mites identified as Knemidokoptes mutans. This is the first record of this parasite in a great-horned owl. A single dose of ivermectin (200 μg/kg) was effective in treatment of this infection.

Schulz, Stewart, and Fowler: Knemidokoptes mutans (Acari: Knemidocoptidae) in a Great-horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
Terry A. Schulz, James S. Stewart, and Murray E. Fowler "Knemidokoptes mutans (Acari: Knemidocoptidae) in a Great-horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 25(3), 430-432, (1 July 1989). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-25.3.430
Received: 29 September 1988; Published: 1 July 1989
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