Blood parasites of small mammals (Chionomys nivalis, Myodes glareolus) living in montane zone Biele plesá, High Tatras
AbstractThe study is focused on the investigation of the prevalence of blood parasites of the genera Hepatozoon and Trypanosoma (Herpetosoma) in two vole species; snow vole Chionomys nivalis and bank vole Myodes glareolus at the localities Dolina Bielych plies. 2,9% of individuals of Ch. nivalis were infected by Hepatozoon sp. and the same percentage of snow voles had Trypanosoma sp. in their blood. The prevalence of Hepatozoon sp. within the M. glareolus population was 6,7%. Similar results were discovered in samples collected during 2009 and 2010 at the same locality. At another locality, in Brestová, no parasites were found.
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