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Knemidocoptic mange in wild golden eagles, California, USA.

  • Author(s): Mete, Aslı
  • Stephenson, Nicole
  • Rogers, Krysta
  • Hawkins, Michelle G
  • Sadar, Miranda
  • Guzman, David Sanchez-Migallon
  • Bell, Douglas A
  • Smallwood, Kenneth S
  • Wells, Amy
  • Shipman, Jessica
  • Foley, Janet
  • et al.

During 2012-2013 in California, USA, 3 wild golden eagles were found with severe skin disease; 2 died. The cause was a rare mite, most closely related to Knemidocoptes derooi mites. Cautionary monitoring of eagle populations, habitats, and diseases is warranted.

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