Hydatid Disease

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Hydatid Disease

Post by Traveler » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:24 am

On Rural America Live last night there was an excellent panel discussion on this. Very dangerous, and carried by wolves, as well as an interview with a woman who had the disease in the form of liver cysts. The eggs in the feces dry out, become airborne, and then find a viable host. I wish I could find a free video of the program, but no luck. Nevertheless, something we all need to be aware of, as well as the fact they are wanting to introduce more wolves into Colorado........for one.

https://www.rfdcc.com/rural-america-live

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/ ... eworms.pdf

https://www.stopthewolf.org/

https://www.stopthewolf.org/disease



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Re: Hydatid Disease

Post by VB RANCH » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:06 am

We deal with Neospora caninum here in Minnesota, also a wolf spread disease

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Re: Hydatid Disease

Post by Lucky_P » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:31 am

No wolves here in KY, but both of those - Echinococcus hydatid cysts and Neospora - are here, and can be (and are) transmitted by coyotes and DOGS. I'm not a fan of wolf reintroduction, but the parasites are a minimal concern, IMO.

No telling how long Neospora has been here... as a veterinary pathologist, I looked for it for 15 years or more before it showed up... but for the past 10 years or so, it's been the most commonly identified cause of mid to late-term abortions in cattle in this end of the state.
Echinococcus made its way here when elk were imported from Alberta around 1995 to stock the US Forest Service Elk & Bison Prairie enclosure in Land Between the Lakes. Have not seen it in critters from outside the LBL enclosure... but it's only a matter of time 'til the 'yotes carry it out into the surrounding countryside.
Echinococcus got established over in east TN back in the 1980s, hitch-hiking along with some imported Canadian dairy cattle.

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Re: Hydatid Disease

Post by Traveler » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:45 pm

Lucky_P wrote:No wolves here in KY, but both of those - Echinococcus hydatid cysts and Neospora - are here, and can be (and are) transmitted by coyotes and DOGS. I'm not a fan of wolf reintroduction, but the parasites are a minimal concern, IMO.

No telling how long Neospora has been here... as a veterinary pathologist, I looked for it for 15 years or more before it showed up... but for the past 10 years or so, it's been the most commonly identified cause of mid to late-term abortions in cattle in this end of the state.
Echinococcus made its way here when elk were imported from Alberta around 1995 to stock the US Forest Service Elk & Bison Prairie enclosure in Land Between the Lakes. Have not seen it in critters from outside the LBL enclosure... but it's only a matter of time 'til the 'yotes carry it out into the surrounding countryside.
Echinococcus got established over in east TN back in the 1980s, hitch-hiking along with some imported Canadian dairy cattle.
I have to wonder why you think the parasites are of minimal concern, or is that just in relationship with all of the other damage that wolves do?

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Re: Hydatid Disease

Post by Lucky_P » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:55 pm

Bingo.
IMO, the 'danger' from the parasite is minor compared to the other issues posed by wolves.

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