Story: Diseases of sheep, cattle and deer

Lungworm in deer

Lungworm in deer

Lungworms live in the trachea and bronchi, and death occurs when the worms reach such large numbers that the airway becomes blocked. The most prevalent lungworm is Dictyocaulus viviparus. Animals can be treated with a multi-purpose drench that controls lungworm as well as parasites in the gut.

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Gary Clark, Neville Grace and Ken Drew, 'Diseases of sheep, cattle and deer - Infectious and parasitic diseases of deer', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17531/lungworm-in-deer (accessed 15 October 2019)

Story by Gary Clark, Neville Grace and Ken Drew, published 24 Nov 2008