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Volume 17, Number 1—January 2011

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Reducing Baylisascaris procyonis Roundworm Larvae in Raccoon Latrines

Kristen PageComments to Author , James C. Beasley, Zachary H. Olson, Timothy J. Smyser, Mark Downey, Kenneth F. Kellner, Sarah E. McCord, Timothy S. Egan, and Olin E. Rhodes
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, USA (K. Page, M. Downey, S.E. McCord); Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA (J.C. Beasley, Z.H. Olson, T.J. Smyser, K.F. Kellner, T.S. Egan, II, O.E. Rhodes, Jr)

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Findings from baited patches in study of prevalence of Baylisascaris procyonis roundworms at raccoon latrines and among intermediate hosts, Upper Wabash Basin, north-central Indiana, 2007–2008*

   Summer 08 0.25 0.10 0 0.35 0.40 0.45 0.22 0.33
   Total change −0.11 −0.80 −1.00 0.17 0.60 0.36 0.22 0

*Prevalence, proportion of positive samples (parasites present). The effect of treatment on prevalence by patch is represented by the proportional change between pretreatment and final sampling. ha, hectare (10,000 m2); spring 07, March 2007; fall 07, October and November 2007; summer 08, June 2008; fall 08, November 2008; NC, no change.

*Prevalence, proportion of positive samples (parasites present). The effect of treatment on prevalence by patch is represented by the proportional change between pretreatment and final sampling. ha, hectare (10,000 m2); spring 07, March 2007; fall 07, October and November 2007; summer 08, June 2008; fall 08, November 2008; NC, no change.

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