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1 January 1993 First Report of a Demodex sp. in Raccoons (Procyon lotor)
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Demodex spp. mites were seen in skin sections of 5 of 53 raccoons (Procyon lotor) necropsied on Parramore Island, Virginia (USA). In all infections, mites were present in the skin over the lower legs; in one raccoon they also were located in a follicle of a vibrissa. None of the raccoons had Demodex-related gross lesions. Histopathologically, minimal lesions were seen in the affected follicles. This is the first documentation of Demodex spp. in raccoons.

Hamir, Snyder, Hanlon, and Rupprecht: First Report of a Demodex sp. in Raccoons (Procyon lotor)
Amir N. Hamir, Daniel E. Snyder, Cathleen A. Hanlon, and Charles E. Rupprecht "First Report of a Demodex sp. in Raccoons (Procyon lotor)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 29(1), 139-141, (1 January 1993). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-29.1.139
Received: 24 February 1992; Published: 1 January 1993
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