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1 February 2004 Parasitic Helminths of Black Bear Cubs (Ursus americanus) From Florida
Garry W. Foster, Mark W. Cunningham, John M. Kinsella, Donald J. Forrester
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Twenty-two Florida black bear (Ursus americanus floridanus) cubs (≤12 mo old) from Florida were examined for endoparasites between 1998 and 2003. Eleven species of helminths were found (8 nematodes, 2 trematodes, and 1 acanthocephalan). The most prevalent helminths were Ancylostoma caninum (64%), Macracanthorhynchus ingens (36%), Strongyloides sp. (27%), Baylisascaris transfuga (23%), and A. tubaeforme (14%). New host records include A. tubaeforme and Brachylaima virginianum. This is the first report of B. transfuga in black bears from Florida.

Garry W. Foster, Mark W. Cunningham, John M. Kinsella, and Donald J. Forrester "Parasitic Helminths of Black Bear Cubs (Ursus americanus) From Florida," Journal of Parasitology 90(1), 173-175, (1 February 2004). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-127R
Published: 1 February 2004
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