Multiple parasites and diseases including the arterial worm (Elaeophora schneideri), winter tick (Dermacentor albipictus), giant liver fluke (Fascioloides magna), chronic wasting disease, hydatid worm (Echinococcus granulosus), and other tapeworms (Taenia spp.) have been documented in the region from examination of hunter-killed, live-captured, or opportunistically collected specimens of moose or other ungulate species (e.g., Worley et al.
Distribution and prevalence of Elaeophora schneideri in moose in Wyoming.
Parasites and disease Elaeophora Dermacentor Echinococcus Chronic State schneideri albipictus granulosus wasting disease Colorado ++ ++ + + Idaho ++ ++ ++ - Montana ++ ++ ++ - Nevada + + - - Oregon ++ ++ - Utah ++ ++ + + Washington + ++ - Wyoming ++ ++ + Parasites and disease Predators Fascioloides Parelaphostrongylus State magna tenuis Black bear Grizzly bear Colorado - - ++ - Idaho ++ - ++ + Montana ++ - ++ ++ Nevada - - - - Oregon - ++ Utah - ++ Washington - ++ + Wyoming + - ++ ++ Predators State Cougar Wolf Colorado ++ - Idaho ++ ++ Montana ++ ++ Nevada ++ - Oregon ++ Utah ++ Washington ++ ++ Wyoming ++ ++ ++ = Documented as commonly present in moose or areas occupied by moose.
The arterial worm (Elaeophora schneideri) is a filarioid nematode found in the common carotid and internal maxillary arteries of ungulates in the west and southwestern US (Henningsen et al.
Morphology of the larval stages of Elaeophora schneideri in the intermediate and definitive hosts with some observations on their pathogenesis in abnormal definitive hosts.
Observations on epizootiology and distribution of Elaeophora schneideri in Montana ruminants.
ABSTRACT: Elaeophora schneideri causes disease in aberrant hosts such as moose.
Key words: Alces alces, arterial worm, disease, Elaeophora schneideri, elaeophorosis, moose, parasite, Wyoming.
Elaeophora schneideri is a filarioid nematode that lives in the cephalic arteries of mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) (Hibler et al.
Captured moose appeared healthy and were without external parasites, although the carotid worm (Elaeophora
schneideri) was identified in a bull moose that died accidentally in 2010.
Morphology of larval stages of Elaeophora
schneideri in the intermediate and definitive hosts with some observations on their pathogenesis in abnormal definitive hosts.
krabbei, Echinoccocus granulosus, Thysanosoma actinioides, Orthostrongylus macrotis, Parelaphostrongylus tenuis, Elaeophora
schneideri, Onchocerca cervipedis, Setaria yehi, Rumenfilaria andersoni, Dermacentor albipictus, Cephenemyia jellisoni, C.