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1 April 1986 PREVALENCE OF SARCOCYSTIS IN WOLVES AND WHITE-TAILED DEER IN NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA
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The prevalence of Sarcocystis (Protozoa: Sarcocystidae) in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) from northeastern Minnesota was determined by histologic examination of tongue samples. Seventy-nine of 100 deer were infected; infection was higher in yearlings and adults than in fawns. Sporocysts of Sarcocystis were found in 3% of 72 wolf (Canis lupus) scats. Three of four captive wolves fed muscle from a white-tailed deer naturally infected with Sarcocystis shed sporocysts 12–14 days later.

Emnett: PREVALENCE OF SARCOCYSTIS IN WOLVES AND WHITE-TAILED DEER IN NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA
Charles W. Emnett "PREVALENCE OF SARCOCYSTIS IN WOLVES AND WHITE-TAILED DEER IN NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 22(2), (1 April 1986). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-22.2.193
Received: 27 February 1985; Published: 1 April 1986
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