16 - Meningeal Worm

Sat Oct 20 2018 (38:32)

Brain worm!


Parelaphostrongylus tenuis aka meningeal worm aka brain worm is a problem for small ruminants, camelids and cervids in areas where there is a white tailed deer population. These weird worms do not have negative effects on their normal definitive hosts, white tailed deer, but when they get lost trying to complete their lifecycles in other species, they cause issues.


In this episode, I talk about what P teuis does, why it causes issues, what the issues look like, how I tend to treat clinical cases, and what can be done for prevention.