This study of the Norway rat, Rattus norvegicus (Erxleben) and its consortes was undertaken in Utah County to determine : (1} the frequency of infection of Trichinella spiralis (Owen) Railliet, the causative organism of trichinosis in humans, (2) the populations of fleas, lice and mites on the rat, and (3) the occurence of other consortes. This study covered a period from January 1951 through June, 1951. Additional records were made available from studies being made by the Department of Zoology and Entomology, Brigham Young University on parasitic arthropods (listed as Project Ten). The species ot fleas, and those mites which could be determined to the species were studied in relation to population of the consors, habitat, and sex of the rat host. Emphasis was placed on the population aspect ot the consors of the rat.
College and Department
Plant and Wildlife Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Myklebust, Roy J., "Some studies on the consortes of the Norway rat in Utah county, Utah" (1951). Theses and Dissertations. 7835.