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Journal Article

Knemidokoptes in a Swainson's Hawk, Buteo swainsoni

David S. Miller, Glenda F. Taton-Allen and Terry W. Campbell
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Vol. 35, No. 3 (Sep., 2004), pp. 400-402
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20096363
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Knemidokoptes in a Swainson's Hawk, Buteo swainsoni
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Abstract

A male Swainson's hawk (Buteo swainsoni) at a rehabilitation facility in Colorado was presented with severe crusting of the skin on the medial thighs and caudal ventral body. Male and female Knemidokoptes mites were found on a cellophane tape preparation of the affected area. The hawk's clinical signs resolved with treatment with ivermectin administered at 200 μg/kg, i.m., every 10 days for three treatments.

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