Fascioloides Magna

Monday, October 30, 2017

(NY, Orange county) Reindeer: Fascioloides magna liver fluke infection was confirmed in a dead reindeer with a Quantitative Fecal Exam. Additional testing, including histopathology and other ancillary tests on submitted tissues, is continuing since Fascioloides magna is not expected to kill cervids. The AHDC has reported previous cases of Fascioloides magna in the NY Adirondack Park region and extending to areas just south of the NY Thruway (I-90). This case would represent further southern spread of this parasite, whether by animal translocation or infection on site.