Table 2

Principal ectoparasites found on red squirrels per geographical region
Number + ve/total examined (% + ve)
IoW Scotland Anglesey Cumbria
Monopsyllus sciurorum 44/126 (34.9) 14/32 (43.8) 0/3 (0) 0/2 (0)
Neohaematopinus sciuri, Enderleinellus nitzschi 0/126 (0) 11*/32 (34.4) 0/3 (0) 0/2 (0)
Ixodes ricinus 0/126 (0) 8/32 (25.0) 0/3 (0) 0/2 (0)

* N. sciuri n = 10, E. nitzschi n = 1.

Significant difference between IoW and Scotland (p < 0.001).

Simpson et al.

Simpson et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:229   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-9-229

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