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RVT Christine Hackworth discovers new tapeworm parasite in Maned Wolf

Wednesday, October 21, 2015  
Posted by: Heather Prendergast
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A tapeworm parasite more typically found in domestic dogs and cats has been discovered in a Maned Wolf from Manhattan’s Sunset Zoo. The discovery, thought to be the only known incidence of the parasite in a Maned Wolf, was made not by a faculty veterinarian or researcher, but by a vigilant registered veterinary technician in the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine: Christine Hackworth. This class of tapeworm parasites are called Mesocestoides. READ MORE

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