New lab publications!

Cyclocoelidae2015PubHowdy folks,

Two of our manuscripts on bird lung flukes were recently published in the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery and Zootaxa! The first is a collaborative effort between our lab and the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Illinois, to reduce the presence of lung flukes in their avian colony via screening birds and removing snail hosts from the aviary. The second, coauthored with former student Dr. Chuck Blend, is an overhaul to the bird lung fluke family Cyclocoelidae and will hopefully serve as a guide to parasitologists around the world in their survey efforts! Both projects were proudly funded by the Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center, located here at the Texas A&M University Veterinary School.

Delaski, K. M., S. Nelson, N. O. Dronen, T. M. Craig, J. Pond, and K. C. Gamble. 2015. Detection and management of air sac trematodes (Szidatitrema species) in captive multispecies avian exhibits. Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 29: 345-353. DOI: 10.1647/2015-085

Dronen, N. O., and C. K. Blend. 2015. Updated keys to the genera in the subfamilies of Cyclocoelidae Stossich, 1902, including a reconsideration of species assignments, species keys and the proposal of a new genus in Szidatitreminae Dronen, 2007. Zootaxa 4053: 1-100. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4053.1.1

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