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J Wildl Dis. 1991 Jul;27(3):498-501.

Parasitism in captive and reintroduced red wolves.

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Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Manteo, North Carolina 27954.

Abstract

Fecal examinations revealed that at least 10 of 21 (48%) captive red wolves (Canis rufus) and eight of 12 (67%) free-ranging red wolves were infected with intestinal parasites. No captive wolves and only one of seven reintroduced wolves had dirofilariasis. Ticks were collected from 10 of 21 (48%) captive wolves and nine of 12 (75%) free-ranging animals. Ivermectin administered at a dosage of 50 micrograms/kg of estimated body weight every 30 to 60 days apparently prevented or ameliorated parasitism in red wolves.

PMID:
1920674
DOI:
10.7589/0090-3558-27.3.498
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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