Hydatid Cysts Found Heavily Infesting the Lungs of a Recently Harvested Elk

The below photos are gruesome but importantly relevant to residents and hunters in the Northern Rocky Mountain region, as well as all regions of this country where wild canines exist. These photos were taken of the lungs from an elk that was recently killed during an elk hunt, archery I believe, somewhere just northeast of […]

Alaska Department of Fish and Game: Cystic Hydatid Disease

What causes hydatid disease? *Cystic hydatid disease is caused by the larvae of the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus. *Lifecycle: The tapeworm needs two hosts: a carnivore (e.g., wolf or dog) and a herbivore (e.g., caribou). The adult tapeworm grows and lays eggs in the intestines of the carnivore. The eggs come out in the carnivore‚Äôs droppings […]

Results of Echinococcus Sampling Project

*Editor’s Note* – The below is a response that was posted by Tim Kemery, Field Coordinator Custer County WPCA (Western Predator Control Association), to an individual in Idaho who claimed that Echinococcus granulosus was not a problem in Idaho. It is republished here with permission from the author. Dear ____________, In response to your inquiry […]

Echinococcus Granulosus

1. IDFG Information on Echinococcus Granulosus 2. Hydatid Cysts Found Heavily Infesting the Lungs of a Recently Harvested Elk by Tom Remington 3. Alaska Department of Fish and Game: Cystic Hydatid Disease 4. Results of Echinococcus Sampling Project by Tim Kemery 5. Surveillance for Echinococcus canadensis genotypes in Canadian ungulates 6. WHO Describes Echinococcosis as […]