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1 October 2009 Endoparasites of the Coyote (Canis latrans), a Recent Migrant to Insular Newfoundland
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This study provides the first data on the helminth fauna of the coyote (Canis latrans) in insular Newfoundland. Sixty-nine coyotes were collected between 2001 and 2003 and examined for helminths. A total of 10 helminth species were recorded: the cestodes Taenia ovis krabbei (9%), Taenia hydatigena (4%), Taenia pisiformis (1%), and Mesocestoides spp. (5%); and the nematodes Toxocara canis (19%), Toxascaris leonina (1%), Crenosoma vulpis (19%), Physaloptera rara (6%), Uncinaria stenocephala (3%), and Angiostrongylus vasorum (1%). No significant differences (P≤0.05) were detected between sexes. Mesocestoides spp., T. canis, and C. vulpis were more prevalent in juveniles than adults. Angiostrongylus vasorum is reported in coyotes for the second time in Newfoundland, Canada.

Bridger, Baggs, and Finney-Crawley: Endoparasites of the Coyote (Canis latrans), a Recent Migrant to Insular Newfoundland
Kimberly E. Bridger, Eric M. Baggs, and Jean Finney-Crawley "Endoparasites of the Coyote (Canis latrans), a Recent Migrant to Insular Newfoundland," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 45(4), 1221-1226, (1 October 2009). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-45.4.1221
Received: 21 November 2008; Published: 1 October 2009
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