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Meningeal worm is not known to be present in Idaho in wild deer or elk. For captive cervids under the jurisdiction of Idaho Department of Fish and Game private ownership of these animals and restrictions on importation of animals from east of the 100th meridian. For captive cervids under the jurisdiction of Idaho State Department of Agriculture, the prohibition on importation of animals from east of the 100th meridian was lifted in 2015.
If meningeal worm becomes established in wild cervids in Idaho, management of the parasite will be extremely difficult if not impossible. Prevention of the introduction of this parasite is very important in maintaining the health status of wild cervids in Idaho.