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1 October 2004 Leucocytozoon lovati Infections in Wild Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) in Japan
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Leucocytozoon lovati infections were detected in free-flying rock ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus), an endangered species that inhabits alpine areas in Japan. Eight of nine adult birds tested positive for L. lovati infection. For comparison, two captive rock ptarmigans hatched in a breeding facility at the foot of the mountains were examined. Both were negative for L. lovati infection. This is the first report of L. lovati infection in the rock ptarmigan in Japan.

Hagihara, Yamaguchi, Kitahara, Hirai, and Murata: Leucocytozoon lovati Infections in Wild Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) in Japan
Mio Hagihara, Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Masanobu Kitahara, Katsuya Hirai, and Koichi Murata "Leucocytozoon lovati Infections in Wild Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) in Japan," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 40(4), 804-807, (1 October 2004). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-40.4.804
Received: 23 June 2003; Published: 1 October 2004
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