Daniel Dudak

The Incidence and Degree of Infection of Pneumostrongylus Tenuis in the White-Tailed Deer of Western Virginia

The incidence and degree of infection by P. tenuis was studied in western Virginia deer herds (Odocoileus virginianus). The objectives of the research were (1) to determine the distribution of pneumostrongylids in the white-tailed deer in seven western Virginia counties and (2) to correlate incidence and degree of infection by pneumostrongylids with deer age, sex, geographic location, and physical condition. Specimens were collected from Shenandoah, Augusta, Bath, Rockbridge, Botetourt, Giles, and Craig counties. Deer heads were obtained from hunters at check stations. Three-...