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brainworm

(brān′wûrm′)
n.
A small, hairlike, parasitic roundworm that infects the meninges surrounding the brain of large hoofed animals, usually members of the deer family.
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1991) An update on the distribution of Parelaphostrongylus tenuis in the southeastern United States.
Because there is a potential bias in regard to the distribution and abundance of gastropods in previous studies, there is also the potential that estimates of prevalence of Parelaphostrongylus tenuis in the gastropod community, based on these collections, are also biased.
in the family Polygyridae, have been found to be more susceptible to Parelaphostrongylus tenuis infections than other species (Lankester and Anderson, 1968) and species in this family are potentially underrepresented by the cardboard collection technique.
Schmitz and Nudds (1994) modeled the effects of Parelaphostrongylus tenuis on moose populations and found that model solutions were most sensitive to the intrinsic rate of increase of the gastropod host.
The co-occurrence of moose, white-tailed deer, and Parelaphostrongylus tenuis in Ontario.
Parelaphostrongylus tenuis in terrestrial gastropods from white-tailed deer winter and summer range in northern New Brunswick.
Parelaphostrongylus tenuis (Dougherty) in Maine: I--the parasite in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus, Zimmermann).
The possible importance of deer wintering yards in the transmission of Parelaphostrongylus tenuis to white-tailed deer and moose.
Ecology of meningeal worm, Parelaphostrongylus tenuis (Nematoda), in white-tailed deer and terrestrial gastropods of Michigan's Upper Peninsula with implications for moose.
Brainworm, Parelaphostrongylus tenuis, in moose, Alces alces, and white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, of Nova Scotia.
Key words: Alces, meningeal worm, moose disease, moose sickness, parelaphostrongylosis, Parelaphostrongylus tenuis
Parelaphostrongylosis is a disease in moose (Alces alces) and other ungulates caused by a neurotropic nematode, Parelaphostrongylus tenuis, spread by white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) which is the parasite's normal host (see review by Lankester 2001).