Calling Alberta deer hunters

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The University of Calgary faculty of veterinary medicine is looking for help from deer hunters. Researchers at the faculty are conducting a study on gastrointestinal parasite diversity in deer. For that, they need fresh feces samples.

Hunters who see deer defecate are asked to collect samples and send by courier to the department. Samples can also be collected from carcasses. The study is looking at barber’s pole worm and whether deer might transmit this parasite to sheep.

For more information, contact Collin Letain at 403-210-6678 or [email protected].

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