The two medical terms for this disease are both tongue-twisters: cerebrospinal nematodiasis and parelaphostrongylosis
in moose (Alces alces).
A retrospective evaluation of the effects of parelaphostrongylosis
on moose populations.
However, it is argued here that parelaphostrongylosis can, when conditions favour sustained high deer densities and enhanced gastropod transmission, cause moose numbers to decline to low numbers or to become locally extinct.
Key words: Alces alces, climate, Dermacentor albipictus, Fascioloides magna, moose die-offs, moose sickness, Odocoileus, parelaphostrongylosis, white-tailed deer.
This is usually related to "moose sickness" or parelaphostrongylosis as a result of the transmission of the nematode parasite, Parelaphostrongylus tenuis, normally carried by white-tailed deer (Telfer 1967a,b; Peterson et al.
2006) suggest that parelaphostrongylosis may regulate moose populations on mainland Nova Scotia, with localized groups surviving in refugia in elevated regions of the province where white-tailed deer are absent or in low density (T.
A definitive diagnosis of parelaphostrongylosis was confirmed in 15 (44%) of these by finding small numbers (2.
Key words: Alces, meningeal worm, moose disease, moose sickness, parelaphostrongylosis, Parelaphostrongylus tenuis
Also, any emaciated moose diagnosed with neurological disease in Nova Scotia have had parelaphostrongylosis
and meningoencephalitis to account for their debilitated physical condition (Beazley et al.
Parelaphostrongylosis was another significant mortality factor affecting the population.
Antler deformities were identified in 2 of the 6 males necropsied, 1 healthy and l with parelaphostrongylosis.