Heads sought for Eyeworm Surveillance

By November 1, 2018 Articles, Parasite Work

Last January, we solicited heads of bobwhite and scaled quail in order to assess them for the prevalence of eyeworms.  Our goal is to produce a “heat map” showing prevalence and intensity of eyeworm infections.  We hope to repeat this type of surveillance effort during the 2018-19 season, but recognize samples will be more difficult to acquire (due to low quail abundance).  The grant we received from Park Cities Quail includes funds to hire a technician for this effort in 2019.

If you wish to participate, save us 10-30 heads from your county (and a corresponding wing from each).  Put each head (with wing) in a Zip-loc bag and include the date and county of harvest.  See the attached pdf submission form.  Contact us at (drollins@quailresearch.org) for shipping details. If you live in the Dallas area, you can drop samples off at Collector’s Covey, or if in Houston at Gordy & Sons

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