Prevalence of Onchocerca cervicalis in equids in the Gulf Coast region.
Microfilariae of Onchocerca cervicalis were detected in midventral skin biopsy samples in 64 of 84 (76%) mixed-breed ponies greater than 2 years old from the Gulf Coast area and in 42 of 51 (82.4%) horses from Louisiana breeding herds. The number of microfilariae per 8 mm of biopsied skin (ponies) ranged from 1 to 21,570. The number of microfilariae per 6 mm of biopsied skin (horses) ranged from 8 to 55,600.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
American Journal of Veterinary Research
Klei, T., Torbert, B., Chapman, M., & Foil, L. (1984). Prevalence of Onchocerca cervicalis in equids in the Gulf Coast region.. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 45 (8), 1646-1647. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/entomology_pubs/289