Meningeal worm in free-ranging deer in Nebraska

David W. Oates, Mauritz C. Sterner, David J. Steffen

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The meningeal worm (Parelaphostrongylus tennis) was found in 22 (7%) of 300 white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) (257 adults, 43 fawns) examined from Nebraska (USA) during November 1996. None of 53 mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) (47 adults and 6 fawns) examined were infected. Twenty-two white-tailed deer from 18 counties in eastern Nebraska were infected with Parelaphostrongylus tennis. This is the first record of P. tennis in white-tailed deer from this state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of wildlife diseases
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1999


  • Meningeal worm
  • Mule deer
  • Odocoileus hemionus
  • Odocoileus virginianus
  • Parelaphostrongylus tennis
  • Survey
  • White-tailed deer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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