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1 July 1999 Leucocytozoonosis in Nestling Bald Eagles in Michigan and Minnesota
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Thirteen of 21 nestling bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) examined for blood parasites in Michigan and Minnesota (USA) during June and July 1997 had patent infections of Leucocytozoon toddi. No other parasites were seen. The degree of parasitemia was light and varied from 1 to 2 on the Ashford Scale. Several of the infected nestlings appeared to have elevated levels of heterophils in their peripheral circulating blood. One of the infected nestlings also showed signs of severe anemia. We believe this is the first report of L. toddi in the bald eagle.

Stuht, Bowerman, and Best: Leucocytozoonosis in Nestling Bald Eagles in Michigan and Minnesota
John N. Stuht, William W. Bowerman, and David A. Best "Leucocytozoonosis in Nestling Bald Eagles in Michigan and Minnesota," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 35(3), 608-612, (1 July 1999). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-35.3.608
Received: 29 September 1998; Published: 1 July 1999
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