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Annie K. Prestwood aprestwo at CALC.VET.UGA.EDU
Tue May 20 17:41:09 EST 1997

An entirely new educational videotape on a parasitic disease of caribou is
described below.  Most of the videotape was recorded during an outbreak of
Elaphostrongylosis that occurred in 1997 in Newfoundland.

CSE (Cerebrospinal Elaphostrongylosis) in Caribou

During the mid-seventies, a foreign animal disease was recognized for the
first time among woodland caribou in North America.  The disease, known as
CSE or cerebrospinal elaphostrongylosis, is caused by the neurotropic
nematode, Elaphostrongylus rangiferi.  The parasite was introduced with
reindeer from Norway into Newfoundland, Canada, during 1908.  This 22 minute
videotape details the rationale for introducing reindeer into Canada,
recounts the  discovery of the parasite, and describes the life cycle of E.
rangiferi using computer animation.  Clinical signs are graphically
displayed by naturally infected caribou in their native habitat on the
barren heathlands of the Avalon Peninsula, which is home to thousands of
caribou.  Post-mortem lesions are shown in caribou examined by veterinarians
and parasitologists.  The importance of CSE for a variety of cervids and
domestic animals in Scandinavia and Europe also is demonstrated.
Information is presented on a new diagnostic test that will  identify
infected animals and reduce the risk of introducing related nematodes into
North America.

This videotape will be of interest to wildlife biologists and managers,
veterinarians, parasitologists, biology students, game farmers, hunters, and
members of the general public who are concerned with wild and domestic
animal health.

CSE in Caribou  is available from:
Lakehead University Bookstore	Price:
955 Oliver Road		              $24.95 + $5.00 S&H 
Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 5E1        (X 7% G.S.T., Canadians, only)	
Canada			        Add $10.00 for conversion to
e-mail:				 foreign video format
Bookstr at Sky.LakeheadU.ca	FAX:  807 343-8158 
Also available, "Parelaphostrongylosis," published in 1996 for the same
price and from the same source

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