Moose Brainworm Vaccine
This moose shows signs of being infected with brainworm
Why cant the DNR come up with a vaccine to stop the brainworms in moose? Sad that we just let it happen to our wildlife!
I'm not so sure a vaccine against brainworm would be very effective.
Developing vaccines is a very costly and time consuming effort. Once the pharmaceutical was developed there would remain the task of distribution.
Moose are far ranging and widespread, the likelihood of vaccinating every moose that live in areas where they can contract P. tenuis would be slim.
The main host - the whitetail deer who are unaffected by the worm should have to be treated too. That just wouldn't happen. There are just too many of them.
As I understand it the moose brain worm deaths in eastern North America are undergoing further study. The results and or solutions may not be available for many years to come.