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1 April 2001 Hematozoa of Hatch-year Common Mergansers from Michigan
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Fifty-five hatch-year common mergansers (Mergus merganser) were sampled for hematozoa from Douglas Lake (Michigan, USA) on 17 July 1995. Forty-one (75%) were infected with hematozoa. Haemoproteus greineri and Leucocytozoon simondi were common, infecting 28 (51%) and 26 (47%) common mergansers, respectively. Plasmodium circumflexum infected two (4%) birds. The common merganser is a new host record for H. greineri and P. circumflexum. Intensity data indicate possible negative interspecific interaction between H. greineri and L. simondi.

DeJong, Reimink, and Blankespoor: Hematozoa of Hatch-year Common Mergansers from Michigan
Randall J. DeJong, Ronald L. Reimink, and Harvey D. Blankespoor "Hematozoa of Hatch-year Common Mergansers from Michigan," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 37(2), 403-407, (1 April 2001). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-37.2.403
Received: 10 April 2000; Published: 1 April 2001
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