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1 April 2001 Hematozoa of Hatch-year Common Mergansers from Michigan
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Fifty-five hatch-year common mergansers (Mergus merganser) were sampled for hematozoa from Douglas Lake (Michigan, USA) on 17 July 1995. Forty-one (75%) were infected with hematozoa. Haemoproteus greineri and Leucocytozoon simondi were common, infecting 28 (51%) and 26 (47%) common mergansers, respectively. Plasmodium circumflexum infected two (4%) birds. The common merganser is a new host record for H. greineri and P. circumflexum. Intensity data indicate possible negative interspecific interaction between H. greineri and L. simondi.

Randall J. DeJong, Ronald L. Reimink, and Harvey D. Blankespoor "Hematozoa of Hatch-year Common Mergansers from Michigan," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 37(2), 403-407, (1 April 2001). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-37.2.403
Received: 10 April 2000; Published: 1 April 2001
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