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1 April 1972 AIR SAC PARASITES OF THE GENUS Serratospiculum IN FALCONS
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Nematodes of the genus Serratospiculum are common and usually innocuous inhabitants of the air sacs of several species of falcons. However, the abdominal and thoracic air sacs of a prairie falcon (Falco mexicanus) that died in respiratory distress were filled with hundreds of adult parasites. Illnesses in a peregrine (Falco peregrinus tundrius) and another prairie falcon, tentatively diagnosed as serratospiculiasis, were successfully treated with thiabendazole given orally. Embryonated ova were found in the feces of 8 of 73 falcons representing five species.

WARD and FAIRCHILD: AIR SAC PARASITES OF THE GENUS Serratospiculum IN FALCONS
F. PRESCOTT WARD and DAVID G. FAIRCHILD "AIR SAC PARASITES OF THE GENUS Serratospiculum IN FALCONS," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 8(2), 165-168, (1 April 1972). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-8.2.165
Received: 14 December 1971; Published: 1 April 1972
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