Hair-loss epizootic in moose (Alces alces) associated with massive deer ked (Lipoptena cervi) infestation.

@article{Madslien2011HairlossEI,
  title={Hair-loss epizootic in moose (Alces alces) associated with massive deer ked (Lipoptena cervi) infestation.},
  author={Knut Ivar Madslien and Bj{\o}rnar Ytrehus and Turid Vik{\o}ren and Jonas Malmsten and Ketil Isaksen and Hans Olav Hygen and Erling Johan Solberg},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={
          893-906
        }
}
Deer keds (Lipoptena cervi) are blood-sucking flies in the family Hippoboscidae; moose (Alces alces) are their main host in Scandinavia. There are no detailed reports of the negative impacts of deer keds on moose. In 2006 and 2007, hunters in southeastern Norway and midwestern Sweden found several moose cadavers with severe alopecia; numerous moose had extensive hair loss. Between February 2006 and June 2007, materials from 23 moose were submitted for laboratory examination and large numbers of… CONTINUE READING
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