In 2017, a male elk (Cervus canaden-sis) was found dead in Pennsylvania, US. The elk was in poor nutritional condition and had alopecia and ulcerative dermatitis throughout the neck and dorsum region associated with severe Dermacentor albipictus infestations. Histologically, there was severe chronic-active dermatitis with hyper-keratosis and crust formation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics