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Baylisasacaris

.Tim Mecham tmecham at ix.netcom.com
Tue Dec 19 19:43:43 EST 1995


In <s0d6a34d.089 at VETMED.TAMU.EDU> RMCKOWN at VETMED.TAMU.EDU (Richard
McKown) writes: 
>
>  In the September 1992 National Geographic, reference is made to
>Baylisascaris being responsible for the deaths of 3 of 29 West
>Virginia woodrats released in New York state.  A journal article by
>Bitch, et al., 1994 in the Transactions of the Illinois State Academy
>of Science, makes reference to Baylisascaris being a possible
>contributing factor in woodrat population declines in a number of
>eastern states.  Does anyone know of any other published references
>relating to this?  I've tried several abstract sources and can find
>nothing.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Rick. 
>
Rick,
Your roundworm of racoon origin is well documented in veterinary
literature,  I do not have my refrences at hand but look in to
J.A.V.M.A. (Journal of American Veterinarian Medicine)
Dr. A.




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