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1 January 2001 Prevalence of Giant Kidney Worm (Dioctophyma renale) in Wild Mink (Mustela vison) in Minnesota
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Of 138 wild mink (Mustela vison) from eastern Minnesota, 27% contained Dioctophyma renale, primarily in the right kidney. No significant difference between prevalence in adult male and immature male mink was found, nor between the prevalence in males vs. female mink. Thirteen worms were found in one male mink, representing the highest documented infection intensity of a single wild mink.

L. DAVID MECH and SHAWN P. TRACY "Prevalence of Giant Kidney Worm (Dioctophyma renale) in Wild Mink (Mustela vison) in Minnesota," The American Midland Naturalist 145(1), 206-209, (1 January 2001). https://doi.org/10.1674/0003-0031(2001)145[0206:POGKWD]2.0.CO;2
Received: 19 May 2000; Accepted: 1 September 2000; Published: 1 January 2001
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