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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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Among the finding was the presence of meningeal brainworms (Parelaphostrongylus tenuis) in a fourth to a third of the moose carcasses.
But in 2006 our prime minister had been taken over by the brainworm. He wasn't interested in replacing bad taxes with good taxes.
Himself a product of authorial labor, the author becomes one moving fiction among a host of others; moreover, just as the others -- Volpone, Subtle, Brainworm, and so on -- nonetheless remain subject to subsequent refictionalization through the media of performance, reading, literary history, etc., so does Jonson, too.
Himself a product of authorial labor, the author becomes one moving fiction among a host of others; moreover, just as the others--Volpone, Subtle, Brainworm, and so on--nonetheless remain subject to subsequent refictionalization through the media of performance, reading, literary history, etc., so does Jonson, too.
We deployed GPS collars on 26 adult moose (7 females and 19 males); 5 were excluded due to mortality, suspected infection with brainworm (Parelaphostrongylus tenuis), or collar failure.
The initial agendas changed little: how to count/estimate a moose population, the impact of hunting on populations, and "moose sickness" or brainworm. Subsequent meetings were in Winnipeg, Edmonton, Alaska, Kamloops, Saskatoon, and the 8th in Thunder Bay in 1972.
tenuis and several cases of brainworm have been documented (C.
In addition to the absence of wolves (Canis lupus) and low levels of predation by black bear (Ursus americanus), disease and parasites present among moose populations in other regions, including Parelaphostrongylus tenuis (brainworm) and Dermacentor albipictus (winter tick), appear to exist at low levels in the Cape Breton population.
Brainworm (Parelaphostrongylus tenuis), a parasitic nematode commonly found in white-tailed deer (Anderson 1964), was discussed most because brainworm infection is commonly reported to cause mortality in moose.
Brainworm, Parelaphostrongylus tenuis, in moose, Alces alces, and white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, of Nova Scotia.
Brainworm, Parelaphostrongylus tenuis in moose Alces alces, and white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus of Nova Scotia.
Illegal harvest and brainworm (Parelaphostrongylus tenuis) are cited as contributing factors in moose population declines in Nova Scotia (Timmermann 1987).