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Acta Parasitologica, Vol.46, No. 2, 2001, 135-137
Izdebska Joanna N. - European bison arthropod parasites from closed Polish breeding facilities

Parasitology and General Zoology Laboratory, Chair of Invertebrate Zoology, University of Gdansk, Al. Pilsudskiego 46, 81-378 Gdynia, Poland; e-mail:

A total of 31 European bison (Bison bonasus L.) from closed Polish breeding facilities were examined. Eleven ectoparasites were detected from Insecta (Bisonicola sedecimdecembrii, Lipoptena cervi, Melophagus ovinus) and Acari (Ixodes ricinus, I. persulcatus, I. hexagonus, Dermacentor reticulatus, Chorioptes bovis, Psoroptes ovis, Demodex bisonianus, D. bovis). The predominant parasites were I. ricinus, D. bisonianus and B. sedecimdecembrii.

KEY WORDS: ectoparasites, parasitic arthropods, European bison
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