survey of hepatic and pulmonary helminths of wild cervids in alberta, canada.during the 1988 hunting season, livers and lungs from 263 mule deer (odocoileus hemionus hemionus), 198 moose (alces alces), 147 white-tailed deer (odocoileus virginianus), and 94 wapiti (cervus elaphus nelsoni) from alberta (canada) were collected for parasitological examination. most of the samples (89%) were submitted by big game hunters throughout the province. giant liver fluke (fascioloides magna) was found in 9% of 22 yearling and 29% of 65 adult wapiti; 4% of 161 adult moose; and 2% of 9 ...19902250321
epidemiological characteristics of an invading parasite: dicrocoelium dendriticum in sympatric wapiti and beef cattle in southern alberta, canada.previous surveys of wild ungulates indicate that the liver fluke, dicrocoelium dendriticum, was rare in the cypress hills area of southeastern alberta. however, 41 of 59 wapiti (cervus elaphus) sampled during the 2003 and 2004 hunting seasons from this region were infected, with 7 hosts containing >1,000 worms. prevalence and mean intensity were similarly high in sympatric beef cattle and mule deer. worm abundance in wapiti was age related, with calves containing significantly higher numbers of ...200717626339
characterization of nine microsatellite loci for dicrocoelium dendriticum, an emerging liver fluke of ungulates in north america, and their use to detect clonemates and random mating.this study characterizes polymorphic microsatellite loci from adults of the liver fluke dicrocoelium dendriticum sampled from a population of sympatric beef cattle and wapiti in a region of emergence in southern alberta, canada. we also scrutinized the markers to validate their use in studying the population genetics of this complex life cycle parasite. among the nine loci described, four deviated significantly from hardy weinberg equilibrium (hwe) due to technical artefacts. the remaining five ...201627188658
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