Survey for Blood Parasites in Redheads (Aythya americana) Wintering at the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana

Redhead (Aythya americana) Science Article 1

abstract

We detected no infections with species of Plasmodium, Haemoproteus, Leucocytozoon,Sarcocystis or Trypanosoma in blood smears, liver and spleen impressions, and muscle tissue from 136 redheads (Aythya americana) collected or captured at the ChandeleurIslands, Louisiana (USA), during three winters (1987 to 1990).

Thomas C. Michot, Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 31(1), 1995, pp. 90-92

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