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TICK INFESTATION IN A MIGRATORY BIRD: A CASE REPORT

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. 19 ISSUE 4
Written by Poliana TUDOR, Romanita MATEESCU

With this case report, we describe Dermacentor reticulatus ticks infestation in a Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) which was brought to our clinic by a citizen who involuntarily hit by car, in June 2012. The bird had massive infestation with ticks in the head and neck. Twenty-nine ticks were collected, and on the basis of the morphological criteria have been identified as Dermacentor reticulatus.

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