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The giant liver fluke, Fascioloides magna, is a trematode parasite that infects the livers of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), elk (Cervus canadensis), and caribou (Rangifer tarandus) across North America (Fig.
The other is the giant liver fluke (Fascioloides magna), a large trematode that occurs in pairs or groups within fibrous capsules in the liver parenchyma of its normal hosts, white-tailed deer and wapiti (Cervus elaphus) (Pybus 2001).
The giant liver fluke (Fascioloides magna) develops normally in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), wapiti (Cervus elaphus canadensis), and caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou), but in moose (Alces alces) migrates extensively causing considerable damage to liver tissue (Pybus 2001).