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University of Maine research tackles issue of lungworm in moose September 28, 2012 Maine

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University of Maine research tackles issue of lungworm in mooseSeptember 28, 2012 Maine, Bangor Daily News
... DNA tests have determined that the kind of worm that exists in Maine moose most closely matches one that's typically found in red deer and fallow deer ...“What happens when a parasite gets into a new species, a new host species?” Lichtenwalner said.[ UMaine graduate Darryl Ann Girardin and Anne Lichtenwalner, a veterinarian and assistant professor] “They’re hitchhikers, and now they’re suddenly adapting what they do to a new food source — us [in cases of swine or avian flu], or the moose in this case — they cause more pathogenicity ...



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