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1 January 1988 Hematology, Intestinal Parasites, and Selected Disease Antibodies from a Population of Bobcats (Felis rufus) in Central Arkansas
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Eight bobcats with adjoining or overlapping home ranges were examined. Hematological values were within previously reported ranges. Six bobcats demonstrated antibody titers to Toxoplasma gondii. Isospora spp., Taenia taeniaeformis, Spirometra mansoides, Physoloptera rara, Toxocara cati, Strongyloides spp., Trichurus spp., Capillaria spp., and Ancyclostoma spp. were found also in the animals examined. The mean number of parasite species per host was 4.1. All bobcats tested negative for serum antibodies to Rocky Mountain spotted fever (Rickettsia rickettsii). Two bobcats had titers ≤1:20 for tularemia (Francisiella tularensis), and two were positive for leptospirosis (Leptospira spp.).

Heidt, Rucker, Kennedy, and Baeyens: Hematology, Intestinal Parasites, and Selected Disease Antibodies from a Population of Bobcats (Felis rufus) in Central Arkansas
GARY A. HEIDT, Richard A. Rucker, Michael L. Kennedy and Marilyn E. Baeyens "Hematology, Intestinal Parasites, and Selected Disease Antibodies from a Population of Bobcats (Felis rufus) in Central Arkansas," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 24(1), (1 January 1988). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-24.1.180
Received: 6 October 1986; Accepted: ; Published: 1 January 1988
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