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22 December 2015 Avioserpens in the Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis): A new Host and Geographic Record for a Dracunculoid Nematode and Implications of Migration and Climate Change
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We report a new host and geographic range for the dracunculoid nematode (Avioserpens sp.) in a Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis) from southern Arizona, US. This discovery underscores the importance of parasite discovery and identification in the wildlife rehabilitation setting. Climate change and weather events affect the migratory spread of unusual parasites.

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Patricia J. Latas, Heather D. Stockdale Walden, Lisa Bates, Summer Marshall, Tammy Rohr, and Lou Rae Whitehead "Avioserpens in the Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis): A new Host and Geographic Record for a Dracunculoid Nematode and Implications of Migration and Climate Change," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 52(1), (22 December 2015). https://doi.org/10.7589/2015-06-169
Received: 28 June 2015; Accepted: 1 August 2016; Published: 22 December 2015
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