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1 January 1989 Dirofilaria immitis in a Raccoon (Procyon lotor)
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A single juvenile male raccoon (Procyon lotor) was found naturally infected with Dirofilaria immitis. Two immature female worms were found in the heart of this raccoon at necropsy. Lesions attributable to the presence of these parasites were not found. Histopathologic examination of various tissues did not reveal any microfilariae. The raccoon may serve as an aberrant definitive host for this parasite, however, patent infections have not been reported.

Snyder, Hamir, Hanlon, and Rupprecht: Dirofilaria immitis in a Raccoon (Procyon lotor)
Daniel E. Snyder, Amir N. Hamir, Cathleen A. Hanlon and Charles E. Rupprecht "Dirofilaria immitis in a Raccoon (Procyon lotor)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 25(1), (1 January 1989). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-25.1.130
Received: 27 June 1988; Accepted: ; Published: 1 January 1989
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