Meningeal Worm is a Long-lived Parasitic Nematode in White-tailed Deer

@inproceedings{Duffy2002MeningealWI,
  title={Meningeal Worm is a Long-lived Parasitic Nematode in White-tailed Deer},
  author={M. S. Duffy and T. A. Greaves and N. Keppie and M. Burt},
  booktitle={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2002}
}
  • M. S. Duffy, T. A. Greaves, +1 author M. Burt
  • Published in Journal of wildlife diseases 2002
  • Biology, Medicine
  • A natural infection of the meningeal worm, Parelaphostrongylus tenuis, persisted for at least 3.7 yr in a white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). The deer was 5–7 yr old and was shedding dorsal-spined nematode larvae at the time of quarantine. Larvae were extracted from all fecal samples collected up to 730 days post-quarantine (dpq) and thereafter only at 862 dpq and at necropsy (1,350 dpq). Live adults of P. tenuis, one male and one female, were recovered from the cranium at necropsy… CONTINUE READING
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