The effect of a parasitic nematode on the breeding production of red grouse.

Author Hudson, P.J.
Citation Hudson, P.J. (1986). The effect of a parasitic nematode on the breeding production of red grouse. Journal of Animal Ecology, 55: 85-92.

Abstract

  1. The breeding success of female red grouse treated with an anthelmintic to reduce an infection of the nematode Trichostrongylus tenuis was compared over a period of 3 years with that of a control group. Treatment significantly increased the production of young per female in all years.
  2. Breeding success showed a significant, negative correlation with parasite numbers in old grouse, both within and between areas (in 4 out of 5 years).
  3. The role of parasitic nematodes in the population cycles of red grouse are discussed in relation to current models and previous studies.

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