Winter tick (Dermacentor albipictus)–associated dermatitis in a wild elk (Cervus canadensis) in Pennsylvania, USA

Elizabeth Calvente, Nicole Chinnici, Justin Brown, Jeremiah E. Banfield, Jason W. Brooks, Michael J. Yabsley

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-250
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of wildlife diseases
Volume56
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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