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1 October 1997 Fascioloidiasis in Game-ranched Elk from Montana
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The distribution of Fascioloides magna in game-ranched elk and the potential for spread of the parasite through movement of infected animals was examined in Montana (USA). Fecal samples (n = 448) collected from captive elk on 29 game ranches were examined for eggs of F. magna by fecal sedimentation. Eggs were detected in elk on 5 ranches. This suggests that F. magna has been translocated by infected game-ranched elk. The wide distribution of snail intermediate hosts for F. magna in Montana indicates a potential to spread the parasite to other captive cervids, domestic livestock or free-ranging wildlife.

Hood, Rognlie, and Knapp: Fascioloidiasis in Game-ranched Elk from Montana
Brian R. Hood, Matthew C. Rognlie and Stuart E. Knapp "Fascioloidiasis in Game-ranched Elk from Montana," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 33(4), (1 October 1997). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-33.4.882
Received: 28 October 1996; Accepted: ; Published: 1 October 1997
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