schneideri in Wyoming moose in the 1970s found zero cases, but since 2000 several moose in Wyoming discovered dead or showing clinical signs of elaeophorosis have been found infected with E.
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schneideri in Wyoming led Hibler (1982) to believe elaeophorosis was of minimal importance to Wyoming elk and moose.
Within 2 weeks in January 2000, 2 moose were euthanized by WGFD field personnel in Fremont County (central Wyoming) because they were lethargic or walking in circles and showed signs of impaired vision; illness in each of those cases was attributed to elaeophorosis (W.
Because elaeophorosis was perceived to have no effect on Wyoming ungulate populations, there is inconsistent historical data to make inferences.
Further research is needed to fully understand the spatial dynamics of elaeophorosis in moose and other species in Wyoming.
On a more basic level, the effects of elaeophorosis on individual moose remain unknown.
While moose might not overtly succumb to elaeophorosis to the extent previously thought, prevalence of 50% is still cause for concern.
Vascular and neuro-ophthalmic pathology of elaeophorosis in elk.
Elaeophorosis in deer and elk in the Gila Forest, New Mexico.
Elaeophorosis in free-ranging mule deer in South Dakota.
Elaeophorosis in Barbary sheep and mule deer from the Texas Panhandle.