Academic
Publications
Prevalence, intensity and aggregation of intestinal parasites in mountain hares and their potential impact on population dynamics

Prevalence, intensity and aggregation of intestinal parasites in mountain hares and their potential impact on population dynamics,10.1016/j.ijpara.200

Prevalence, intensity and aggregation of intestinal parasites in mountain hares and their potential impact on population dynamics   (Citations: 16)
BibTex | RIS | RefWorks Download
Mountain hare Lepus timidus populations show unstable dynamics and since hares carry a significant helminth infection and host–parasite interactions are known to be destabilising, they have been proposed as a possible causal mechanism for the observed instability. We assessed the prevalence, intensity of infection and aggregation of the helminth parasites Graphidium strigosum and Trichostrongylus retortaeformis recovered from 589 mountain hares culled from 30 Scottish sporting estates in 1999 and 2000. Graphidium strigosum showed low prevalence and intensity of infection and was highly aggregated. In contrast, T. retortaeformis showed high prevalence and intensity of infection and a low degree of aggregation. Differences in body condition of the hares were best explained by a model including sex and month of collection and interaction terms for sex-month and intensity of infection of T. retortaeformis-month. The low degree of aggregation of T. retortaeformis and the significant negative effect of intensity of infection on body condition are in accordance with the hypothesis that the host–parasite interaction is the causative destabilising mechanism for mountain hare dynamics.
Journal: International Journal for Parasitology - INT J PARASITOL , vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 367-373, 2005
Cumulative Annual
View Publication
The following links allow you to view full publications. These links are maintained by other sources not affiliated with Microsoft Academic Search.
    • ...Klasik kaynaklarda (4,18,23,34,35,37), evcil ve yabani tavşanlarda birçok helmint türünün yaşadığı bildirilmekle birlikte, çeşitli ülkelerde yapılan çalışmalarda tavşanlarda daha çok P. ambiguus, T. calcaratus, T .retortaeformis, Trichuris sp., Cittotaenia sp., Cysticercus pisiformis, Raillietina sp. ve G. strigosum türlerinin yaygın olduğu (11,14,24,26-29,41); daha seyrek olarak da F. hepatica, ...
    • ...Birçok çalışmada (1,8,10,17,20,27,30) olduğu gibi bu araştırmada da en yaygın görülen türler P. ambiguus ve T. retortaeformis olmuştur...

    Ali Tümay GÜRLER. Ankara ve civarinda bulunan tavşanlarda solunum ve sindirim sistemi he...

    • ...However, relatively few studies in wild mammal populations show evidence of such effects (Fuller and Blaustein, 1996; Albon et al., 2002; Stien et al., 2002; Newey et al., 2004, 2005; Newey and Thirgood, 2004; Telfer et al., 2005) and the majority of those which do have involved experimental manipulations of the parasite/ pathogen populations...

    J. Lelloet al. The effect of single and concomitant pathogen infections on condition ...

    • ...However, several studies provide evidence for important impacts of diseases, e.g. in the Mountain hare (Newey et al. 2005)...

    Klaus Hackländeret al. Overview of Lagomorph Research: What we have learned and what we still...

Sort by: