Affiliation: Finnish Food Safety Authority
Laaksonen S, Solismaa M, Orro T, Kuusela J, Saari S, Kortet R, et al
. Setaria tundra microfilariae in reindeer and other cervids in Finland. Parasitol Res. 2009;104:257-65 pubmed publisher
..Captive reindeer were smf positive over the year. The prepatent period of S. tundra was estimated to be about 4 months, and the life span at least 14 months. This parasite likely has an important impact on boreal ecosystems...
Laaksonen S, Pusenius J, Kumpula J, Venäläinen A, Kortet R, Oksanen A, et al
. Climate change promotes the emergence of serious disease outbreaks of filarioid nematodes. Ecohealth. 2010;7:7-13 pubmed publisher
Laaksonen S, Oksanen A, Orro T, Norberg H, Nieminen M, Sukura A. Efficacy of different treatment regimes against setariosis (Setaria tundra, Nematoda: Filarioidea) and associated peritonitis in reindeer. Acta Vet Scand. 2008;50:49 pubmed publisher
..tundra and further economical losses. A research programme was swiftly initiated to study S. tundra and its impact on the health and wellbeing of reindeer...
Solismaa M, Laaksonen S, Nylund M, Pitkänen E, Airakorpi R, Oksanen A. Filarioid nematodes in cattle, sheep and horses in Finland. Acta Vet Scand. 2008;50:20 pubmed publisher
..No other filarioid nematodes were observed from the animals and it appears that horses and sheep may be free from filarioid nematodes in Finland. ..