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First Record of Coccidiosis in Wolves, Canis lupus

By

L. David Mech1,3 and Harold J. Kurtz2


Three 4-month-old Wolf (Canis lupus) pups in the Superior National Forest of Minnesota died during August and September 1997, apparently from coccidiosis. This appears to be the first record of coccidiosis in Wolves.

Key words: Wolf, Canis lupus, coccidiosis, disease, pathology, protozoa


This resource is based on the following source (Northern Prairie Publication LDM0167):
Mech, L. David, and Harold J. Kurtz.  1999.  First Record of Coccidiosis 
     in Wolves, Canis lupus.  Canadian Field Naturalist 113(2): 305-306.
This resource should be cited as:
Mech, L. David, and Harold J. Kurtz.  1999.  First Record of Coccidiosis 
     in Wolves, Canis lupus.  Canadian Field Naturalist 113(2): 305-306.
     Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/mammals/cwolves/index.htm 
     (Version 2NOV99).

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1 Biological Resources Division, U. S. Geological Survey, Midcontinent Ecological Science Center, 4512 McMurry Avenue, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525-3400, USA
2 College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota 55108, USA
3 Mailing address: North Central Forest Experiment Station, 1992 Folwell Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55108, USA
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