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dc.contributor.author McKenzie, Christopher E. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-17T14:35:54Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-17T14:35:54Z
dc.date.issued 1978 en_US
dc.identifier ocm72792626 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/6320
dc.description.abstract The parasites of 171 muskrats from four regions of Manitoba were examined to determine the prevalence and incidence of parasitism. Complete examinations for both endoparasites and ectoparasites were performed for 29 muskrats, while 31 were examined only for ectoparasites and 111 were necropsied only for endoparasites. Seventeen species of parasites were recorded, including 7 trematodes, 3 nematodes, 2 cestodes, 1 acanthocephalan, 3 mites and a protozoan. Two new host records were recorded the trematode Plagiorchis noblei and the nematode Heligmosomum carolinensis. Capillaria michaganensis and Hymeolepis sp. were significantly more prevalent in female muskrats than in males. Young muskrats were found to be parasitized shortly after weaning, with the most prevalent forms of being acquired first. en_US
dc.format.extent v, 86 leaves : en_US
dc.language en en_US
dc.rights en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.title The parasite fauna of the muskrat, Ondatra zibethica (Linnaeus 1766) Miller 1912, in Manitoba en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Zoology en_US


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