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1 October 1995 Bothrigaster variolaris (Trematoda: Cyclocoelidae) Infection in Two Florida Snail Kites (Rostrhamus sociabilis plumbeus)
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Two Florida snail kites (Rostrhamus sociabilis plumbeus, Say) collected in August and December 1993 from Osceola County (28°15′N, 81°17′W) and Glades County (26°45′N, 81°10′W), Florida (USA), respectively, were infected with Bothrigaster variolaris (Trematoda: Cyclocoelidae); this parasite has not been reported previously from birds in the United States. One bird, a fledgling female, harbored 270 specimens of B. variolaris; the helminths caused airsacculitis and bronchitis, possible contributing factors in the death of this bird. The other bird, a subadult female, was infected with 40 trematodes and had gross and microscopic lesions consistent with trauma as the cause of death.

Cole, Thomas, and Roderick: Bothrigaster variolaris (Trematoda: Cyclocoelidae) Infection in Two Florida Snail Kites (Rostrhamus sociabilis plumbeus)
R. A. Cole, N. J. Thomas, and C. L. Roderick "Bothrigaster variolaris (Trematoda: Cyclocoelidae) Infection in Two Florida Snail Kites (Rostrhamus sociabilis plumbeus)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 31(4), 576-578, (1 October 1995). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-31.4.576
Received: 5 December 1994; Published: 1 October 1995
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