Module 5

Parasitology and Parasites
October 15 – October 21

Unit intro text and/or video  to come…


  1. Explain how parasites work.
  2. Describe various parasites, their transmission, incidence, and life cycles.
  3. Identify treatment and control strategies for Alaskan  ungulate parasites.
  4. Explain the difference between endoparasites and ectoparasites.
Estimated Time to Complete
 Instruction  3 hrs
 Assignments  3 hrs
 Collaboration  2 hrs

Learning Activity

Read pages 24-33 of the Reindeer Health Aide Manual

Watch the following powerpoint presentations on parasites.





Quiz 5 “Parasitology and Parasites” Due October 21st before midnight.


Reflection and Writing

Assume you are a reindeer meat producer in Alaska and you wish to be classified as “organic’. Discuss how you could control parasites in a captive (fenced with pasture) herd without jeopardizing your organic status.