• R. C. Anderson


The impact of helminth disease on wild populations is discussed with special reference to parelaphostrongylosis and elaeophorosis in cervids (Cervidae) and lungworm pneumomia in Ovis canadensis. These three diseases have a serious impact on populations in North America and it is suggested other helminth diseases may also be important. The difficulties in determining the impact of helminth disease and the need for research are emphasized.


Nova Scotia Snow Depth Reservoir Host Disease Agent Deer Density 


Der Einfluss der Wurmkrankheiten auf Wildtier Populationen ist diskutiert mit besonderer Beziehung auf die Parelaphostrongylose und Elaeophorose in Hirschen (Cervidae) und die lungworm Pneumonie im Ovis canadensis. Est ist darauf hingewiesen dass diese drei Krankheiten einen gefâhrlichen Einfluss auf die Populationen in Nord Amerika haben und dass andere Wurmkrankheiten auch von Bedeutung sein können. Die Schwierigkeiten begegnet in der Bestimmung des Einflusses der Wurmkrankheiten und die Notwendigkeit für die Untersuchung dieser Frage is betont.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. C. Anderson
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  1. 1.Department of Zoology, College of Biological ScienceUniversity of GuelphCanada

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