Baylisascaris procyonis


  • Miranda Sadar, DVM Western College of Veterinary Medicine



Baylisascaris, procyonis, roundworm, raccoon, larva, migrans, zoonotic


Baylisascaris procyonis or raccoon roundworm is present in over 90 percent of raccoons in some North American populations. While asymptomatic in raccoons, this parasite may affect other wildlife, domestic animals, and humans and has devastating health implications. This article provides information on B. procyonis and is intended to educate both wildlife rehabilitators and the public about potential risks associated with this disease. 


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Author Biography

Miranda Sadar, DVM, Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Miranda Sadar obtained her veterinary degree from Colorado State University in 2009. After graduation, she completed an internship in Exotics, Wildlife, and Zoological Medicine from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (2010), a fellowship in Conservation Medicine from the Wildlife Center of Virginia (2012), and a residency in Zoological Companion Animals from the University of California, Davis (2015). Dr. Sadar is now an Assistant Professor in Exotic, Wildlife, and Zoological Medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. 


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How to Cite

Sadar, M. (2021). Baylisascaris procyonis. Wildlife Rehabilitation Bulletin, 34(1), 21–24.



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