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1 January 1999 Oestrid myiasis in European Mouflon from Spain
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From February 1992 to March 1997, 245 European mouflon (Ovis orientalis musimon) from Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park (southern Spain) were surveyed for oestrid larvae in order to estimate prevalence and mean intensity of parasitism by Oestrus ovis. Over 46 percent of the animals surveyed were infected, with a mean intensity of 9.6 larvae/host parasitized. No significant differences in prevalence rates between host sexes were observed, but older mouflons were infected with more larvae than younger ones.

Virginia Moreno, Jesus M. Pérez, Pedro A. Moreno, José E. Granados, Isidoro Ruiz-Martinez, Ramon C. Soriguer, and Miguel A. de Simon "Oestrid myiasis in European Mouflon from Spain," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 35(1), 78-81, (1 January 1999). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-35.1.78
Received: 22 June 1998; Published: 1 January 1999
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