canine heartworms in coyotes in illinois.canine heartworm (dirofilaria immitis) disease affects wild canids and may be a factor impacting the health and population dynamics of coyotes (canis latrans). coyotes may serve also as a potential reservoir for transmission of these parasites to domestic dogs. we investigated 920 coyotes harvested by hunters and trappers throughout illinois (usa) from 1995-1997. the objectives of the study were to: 1) survey the regional prevalence and intensity of heartworms in coyotes in illinois, 2) determin ...200314567221
dirofilaria immitis in red foxes in illinois.dirofilaria immitis was found in 8 of 225 (3.6%) red foxes (vulpes vulpes) collected from fur buyers and trappers in bond, clinton, dekalb, edgar, ford, jasper, moultrie, and richland counties, illinois. infections ranged from 1 to 23 nematodes per fox. the finding of d. immitis in red foxes represents a new host record for the state.19807431521
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