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dirofilaria immitis in coyotes and foxes in missouri.wild canid carcasses were obtained during the 1986-1987 and 1987-1988 trapping seasons in missouri. hearts and lungs from 293 coyotes (canis latrans), 85 red foxes (vulpes vulpes) and 70 gray foxes (urocyon cinereoargenteus) were examined for dirofilaria immitis. age of hosts was determined by radiographic and histologic techniques. nineteen coyotes (7%) had from 1 to 100 d. immitis and five red foxes (6%) had from 1 to 7 d. immitis, whereas gray foxes had none. this study indicates that heartwo ...19912023319
prevalence of dirofilaria immitis and dipetalonema reconditum infections in missouri dogs.the prevalence of dirofilaria immitis and dipetalonema reconditum infections in missouri dogs was investigated by means of a statewide veterinary mail survey and a study of shelter dogs from central missouri and mississippi river communities. the veterinary survey revealed microfilariae of d immitis in 447 of 11,823 (3.8%) dogs, microfilariae of d reconditum in 14 (0.1%), and microfilariae of both species in 8 (less than 0.1%). of 493 shelter dogs examined, using the modified knott test, 23 (4. ...19817196395
relative abundance of tree hole-breeding mosquitoes in boone county, missouri, usa, with emphasis on the vector potential of aedes triseriatus for canine heartworm, dirofilaria immitis (spirurida: filariidae).aedes (protomacleaya) triseriatus currently shares its habitat in the usa with the introduced species aedes (finlaya) japonicus and aedes (stegomyia) albopictus. in the late 1980s, before the introduction of these 2 species, ae. triseriatus was the dominant tree hole- and artificial container-breeding mosquito in central missouri. aedes triseriatus represented 89% of the mosquito immatures collected from water-filled tree holes and artificial containers at 3 forested field sites in central misso ...200516252517
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