Table 3

Principal endoparasites identified histologically in red squirrels per geographical region
Number + ve/total examined (% + ve)
IoW Scotland Anglesey Cumbria
Hepatozoon sp 38/116 (32.7) 2/24 (8.3) u/s 0/2 (0)
Toxoplasma gondii 12/77 (15.6*) 0/24 (0*) u/s 0/2 (0)
Capillaria hepatica 4/77 (5.2) 1/17 (5.9) u/s 0/1 (0)

IoW and Scotland (p = 0.014).

* IoW and Scotland (p = 0.064).

Specimens from Anglesey were unsuitable for examination (u/s).

Simpson et al.

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

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