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1 July 2013 Filaria taxideae in Striped Skunks (Mephitis mephitis) of Colorado, USA, and Commonly Associated Filarial Dermatitis
Karen A. Fox, Laura E. R. Martin, Laurie A. Baeten, Brett T. Webb, Ivy K. LeVan, Lora R. Ballweber, Lisa L. Wolfe
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Abstract

During 2007–09, we necropsied striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis) from Colorado, USA. Eight of 51 (16%) had severe infections with the subcutaneous filarid nematode Filaria taxideae, and four of the infected skunks (50%) had dermatitis that was histologically associated with parasite ova in the skin.

Karen A. Fox, Laura E. R. Martin, Laurie A. Baeten, Brett T. Webb, Ivy K. LeVan, Lora R. Ballweber, and Lisa L. Wolfe "Filaria taxideae in Striped Skunks (Mephitis mephitis) of Colorado, USA, and Commonly Associated Filarial Dermatitis," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 49(3), 738-740, (1 July 2013). https://doi.org/10.7589/2012-12-303
Received: 5 December 2012; Accepted: 1 January 2013; Published: 1 July 2013
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