Leucocytozoon lovati Infections in Wild Rock Ptarmigan(Lagopus mutus) in Japan

Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) Science Article 5


Leucocytozoon lovati infections were detected in free-flying rock ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus), an endangered species that inhabits alpine areas in Japan. Eight of nine adult birds tested positive for L. lovati infection. For comparison, two captive rock ptarmiganshatched in a breeding facility at the foot of the mountains were examined. Both werenegative for L. lovati infection. This is the first report of L. lovati infection in the rock ptarmigan in Japan

Mio Hagihara et al, Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 40(4), 2004, pp. 804-807

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