CWD & Other Diseases

Parasitic Tapeworm (Echinococcus granulosus)

Echinococcus granulosus is a parasitic tapeworm that requires two hosts to complete its life cycle.

Hidden cost of disease in a free- ranging ungulate: brucellosis reduces mid- winter pregnancy in elk

Cotterill et al

In an average year exposure to brucellosis (brought to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem by infected cattle) reduced pregnancy rates of 2-year-old elk captured in mid and late winter an average of 40 percent.

Researchers study wolf parasites

January 30, 2017

Gray Wolf Exposure to Emerging Vector-Borne Diseases in Wisconsin with Comparison to Domestic Dogs and Humans

Jara et al November 2016


Murray W. Lankester

Montana FWP Fact Sheet – Echinococcus

January 21, 2010

2011-2012 Elk Brucellosis Survey and Research Summary


Procedures for Identifying Infectious Prions After Passage Through the Digestive System of an Avian Species

Justin W Fischer et al 2013 (PDF)

Deer Carcass Decomposition and Potential Scavenger Exposure to Chronic Wasting Disease

Christopher S Jennelle et al 2009 (PDF)

CWD Prions Remain Infectious after Passage Through the Digestive System of Coyotes (Canis latrans)

Nichols et al 2015 (PDF)

Mountain lions prey selectively on prion-infected mule deer

Caroline E. Krumm, Mary M. Conner, N. Thompson Hobbs, Don O. Hunter, Michael W. Miller
Mountain lions prey selectively on prion-infected mule deer

A Model Analysis of Effects of Wolf Predation on Prevalence of Chronic Wasting Disease in Elk Populations of Rocky Mountain National Park N. Thompson Hobbs 4/12/2006

Model Analysis




Wolf Paw Print