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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453360/reply-to-arnemo-and-kreeger-commentary-on-influence-of-ambient-temperature-and-confinement-on-the-chemical-immobilization-of-fallow-deer-dama-dama
#1
G L Costa, B Nastasi, M Musicò, F Spadola, M Morici, G Cucinotta, C Interlandi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 28, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453359/commentary-on-costa-et-al-influence-of-ambient-temperature-and-confinement-on-the-chemical-immobilization-of-fallow-deer-dama-dama
#2
Jon M Arnemo, Terry J Kreeger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 28, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445657/aquatic-bird-bornavirus-associated-disease-in-free-living-canada-geese-branta-canadensis-in-the-northeastern-united-states
#3
Maureen Murray, Jianhua Guo, Ian Tizard, Samuel Jennings, H L Shivaprasad, Susan Payne, Julie C Ellis, Arnaud J Van Wettere, Kathleen M O'Brien
During the winter of 2013-14, 22 Canada geese ( Branta canadensis ) were admitted to the Wildlife Clinic at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University with nonspecific neurologic abnormalities and emaciation. Five of these geese, along with three geese that were submitted dead, were evaluated via histopathology, immunohistochemistry, and reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) for bornaviruses. Histopathologically, six of the eight birds had lymphoplasmacytic encephalitis. One bird, which also had encephalitis, had a dilated esophagus...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418765/brucella-ceti-infection-in-a-common-minke-whale-balaenoptera-acutorostrata-with-associated-pathology
#4
Nicholas J Davison, Lorraine L Perrett, Claire Dawson, Mark P Dagleish, Gary Haskins, Jakub Muchowski, Adrian M Whatmore
There are three major lineages of marine mammal strains of Brucella spp.: Brucella ceti ST23, found predominantly in porpoises; B. ceti ST26, in pelagic delphinids and ziphiids; and Brucella pinnipedialis ST24/25, predominantly in seals. The isolation of Brucella spp. in mysticetes has been described only in common minke whales ( Balaenoptera acutorostrata ) in Norway and Scotland. We report a third case of Brucella infection and isolation in a minke whale associated with a large abscess. In contrast to the two previous reports that involved isolates of B...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418764/disease-surveillance-of-california-ground-squirrels-spermophilus-beecheyi-in-a-drive-through-zoo-in-oregon-usa
#5
Julia Ter Beest, Andrew Cushing, Modesto McClean, Wendy Hsu, Robert Bildfell
Rodents and other small wild mammals are often considered to be pests and vectors for disease in zoos that house small populations of valuable threatened and endangered animals. In 2005, three nonhuman primates at a drive-through zoo in Oregon, USA, acquired tularemia from an unknown source. Due to an abundance of California ground squirrels ( Spermophilus beecheyi ) on zoo grounds, we instituted serosurveillance of this species from July through September 2008 to determine the prevalence of antibodies against pathogens considered to be potentially transmissible to collection animals...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418284/i-contain-multitudes-the-microbes-within-us-and-a-grander-view-of-lifei-contain-multitudes-the-microbes-within-us-and-a-grander-view-of-life-by-ed-yong-harpercollins-publishers-new-york-new-york-usa-2016-357-pp-isbn-13-978-0062368591-isbn-10-0062368591-18-15
#6
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406757/rabies-virus-exposure-of-brazilian-free-ranging-wildlife-from-municipalities-without-clinical-cases-in-humans-or-in-terrestrial-wildlife
#7
João Marcelo Azevedo de Paula Antunes, Larissa de Castro Demoner, Tatiana Morosini de Andrade Cruvinel, Ana Paula Kataoka, Luzia Fátima Alves Martorelli, Gustavo Puglia Machado, Jane Megid
Rabies is a zoonosis that causes thousands of animal and human deaths worldwide. Serological studies provide information concerning rabies virus circulation among animals and humans. We evaluated the circulation of the rabies virus in wildlife in nine municipalities of São Paulo State, Brazil. We took blood samples from 27 terrestrial animals of nine different mammalian species in locations without cases of rabies in human and wild terrestrial mammals. Sera were tested with the use of the rapid fluorescent focus inhibition test (RFFIT) for the detection of rabies virus-neutralizing antibodies (RVNA)...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406756/myocardial-necrosis-associated-with-clostridium-novyi-infection-in-a-bighorn-sheep-ovis-canadensis
#8
Tony Redford, J Clint Cubberley, Pamela Hengeveld, Erin Zabek, Ann P Britton
We describe a case of myocardial emphysema and necrosis in a bighorn sheep ( Ovis canadensis ), associated with infection by Clostridium novyi , diagnosed through necropsy, histopathology, and fluorescent antibody testing. We documented rapid onset of disease in an apparently healthy wild sheep and discuss our findings in the context of reported clostridial infections in humans, domestic animals, and wildlife.
April 13, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402726/detection-and-reporting-of-ranavirus-in-amphibians-evaluation-of-the-roles-of-the-world-organisation-for-animal-health-and-the-published-literature
#9
Yvonne Black, Anna Meredith, Stephen J Price
Pathogens of wildlife can have direct impacts on human and livestock health as well as on biodiversity, as causative factors in population declines and extinctions. The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) seeks to facilitate rapid sharing of information about animal diseases to enable up-to-date risk assessments of translocations of animals and animal products. The OIE also produces manuals of recommended methods to standardize diagnostic testing. Ranaviruses are important amphibian pathogens that may have spread through international trade, and infections became notifiable to OIE in 2009...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384063/stress-response-of-juvenile-green-sea-turtles-chelonia-mydas-with-different-fibropapillomatosis-scores
#10
Marcelo Renan de Deus Santos, Paulo Dias Ferreira Júnior, Yhuri Cardoso Nóbrega, Julia Merçon, Tatiana Miura Pereira, Levy Carvalho Gomes
Green sea turtles ( Chelonia mydas ) with cutaneous fibropapillomatosis (FP) occur in some populations worldwide, and the survivability of these individuals may be compromised depending on the disease severity score. Furthermore, populations may be negatively affected in areas with a high prevalence of the disease. The stress responses (corticosterone, glucose, lactate, and hematocrit) to capture and handling were assessed in animals with different FP severity scores. From 18 January 2013 to 31 July 2014, 33 juvenile (sex was not determined) C...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384062/fleas-of-black-footed-ferrets-and-their-potential-role-in-the-movement-of-plague
#11
Erica L Mize, Shaun M Grassel, Hugh B Britten
Sylvatic plague is one of the major impediments to the recovery of the black-footed ferret ( Mustela nigripes ) because it decimates their primary prey species, prairie dogs ( Cynomys spp.), and directly causes mortality in ferrets. Fleas are the primary vector of Yersinia pestis , the causative agent of sylvatic plague. The goal of this research was to better understand the flea fauna of ferrets and the factors that might influence flea abundance on ferrets. Fleas from ferrets were tested for Y. pestis in a post hoc assessment to investigate the plausibility that some ferrets could act as incidental transporter hosts of fleas infected with Y...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384061/extended-spectrum-cephalosporin-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-in-enteric-microflora-of-wild-ducks
#12
Dimitria A Mathys, Dixie F Mollenkopf, Jacqueline Nolting, Andrew S Bowman, Joshua B Daniels, Thomas E Wittum
We tested 772 cloacal swabs from wild ducks to estimate the prevalence of enteric bacteria resistant to extended-spectrum cephalosporins (ESC). We found a low prevalence of the important ESC resistance genotypes, blaCMY (5.7%) and blaCTX-M (0.3%). This suggests a minor role for wild ducks in the movement of resistant bacteria in the environment.
April 6, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384060/genetic-characterization-of-h13-and-h16-influenza-a-viruses-in-gulls-larus-spp-with-clinically-severe-disease-and-concurrent-circovirus-infection
#13
Erika Lindh, Christine Ek-Kommonen, Marja Isomursu, Jukka Alasaari, Antti Vaheri, Olli Vapalahti, Anita Huovilainen
Influenza A viruses (IAVs) of the subtypes H13 and H16 are primarily found in gulls ( Larus spp., order Charadriiformes). Although the gull-adapted subtypes replicate efficiently during infection, gulls usually remain apparently healthy during infection. Avian influenza virus isolates are generally separated into two distinct populations, North American and Eurasian, because of the limited gene flow between the continents. Reassortment between these lineages does occur occasionally; however, direct intercontinental transmission of all eight gene segments is rare...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384059/potential-sympatric-vectors-and-mammalian-hosts-of-venezuelan-equine-encephalitis-virus-in-southern-mexico
#14
Jesús Sotomayor-Bonilla, Carlos Antonio Abella-Medrano, Andrea Chaves, Paulina Álvarez-Mendizábal, Óscar Rico-Chávez, Sergio Ibáñez-Bernal, Melinda K Rostal, Rafael Ojeda-Flores, Arturo Barbachano-Guerrero, Gustavo Gutiérrez-Espeleta, A Alonso Aguirre, Peter Daszak, Gerardo Suzán
Arboviruses are important zoonotic agents with complex transmission cycles and are not well understood because they may involve many vectors and hosts. We studied sympatric wild mammals and hematophagous mosquitoes having the potential to act as hosts and vectors in two areas of southern Mexico. Mosquitoes, bats, and rodents were captured in Calakmul (Campeche) and Montes Azules (Chiapas), between November 2010 and August 2011. Spleen samples from 146 bats and 14 rodents were tested for molecular evidence of Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV), eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV), western equine encephalitis virus (WEEV), and West Nile virus (WNV) using PCR protocols...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368677/evidence-of-batrachochytrium-dendrobatidis-infection-in-amphibians-from-serbian-lowlands
#15
Ivana Mali, Andrea Villamizar-Gomez, Imre Krizmanić, Rastko Ajtić, Michael R J Forstner
We investigated presence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in the Republic of Serbia. Seven out of 88 samples (8%) tested positive, all belonging to the frog genus Pelophylax. Two positive sites were located directly on the Danube River. The Danube River could be an important disease corridor, and distribution of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis along this river should be further explored.
April 3, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362141/using-off-the-shelf-technologies-to-mass-manufacture-oral-vaccine-baits-for-wildlife
#16
Lucila M Corro, Daniel W Tripp, Scott A Stelting, Michael W Miller
Technology and infrastructure costs can limit access to oral vaccination tools for wildlife disease control. We describe vaccine bait mass manufacturing employing off-the-shelf technologies. Our approach has helped advance scaling-up of plague vaccination campaigns, but components of this production system could be translated into other wildlife vaccination applications.
March 31, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362140/occurrence-of-giardia-in-swedish-red-foxes-vulpes-vulpes
#17
John J Debenham, Hanne Landuyt, Karin Troell, Kristoffer Tysnes, Lucy J Robertson
Giardia duodenalis is an intestinal protozoan capable of causing gastrointestinal disease in a range of vertebrate hosts. It is transmitted via the fecal-oral route. Understanding the epidemiology of G. duodenalis in animals is important, both for public health and for the health of the animals it infects. We investigated the occurrence of G. duodenalis in wild Swedish red foxes ( Vulpes vulpes ), with the aim of providing preliminary information on how this abundant predator might be involved in the transmission and epidemiology of G...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328352/identification-isolation-and-phylogenetic-analysis-of-clostridium-perfringens-type-a-and-type-c-from-wild-boar-sus-scrofa-in-the-people-s-republic-of-china
#18
Meng Li, Xu Zhang, Lingwei Zhu, Haifeng Wang, Na Zhao, Jing Luo, Chengmin Wang, Yutian Wang, Yanhua Liu, Wei Zhou, Bikai Zhang, Huancheng Guo, Hongxuan He
Clostridium perfringens is a Gram-positive, anaerobic, spore-forming bacterium that can induces gas gangrene or enteritis in poultry and humans and many other mammalian species. Here, we report an outbreak of C. perfringens type A and type C coinfection in wild boars ( Sus scrofa ). In February 2016, 10 dead wild boars, including two fresh carcasses, were found in Zhaosu County, Xinjiang Province, People's Republic of China. The two fresh carcasses were included in this study. Two strains of C. perfringens were isolated, identified, genotyped, and phylogenetically analyzed...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328351/natural-infection-of-leptospira-species-in-the-native-rodents-degu-octodon-degus-and-darwin-s-pericote-phyllotis-darwini-in-mediterranean-ecosystem-of-chile
#19
Juana Paola Correa, Antonella Bacigalupo, Carezza Botto-Mahan, Sergio Bucarey, Pedro Eduardo Cattan, Rodrigo García de Cortázar, Carlos Landaeta-Aqueveque, Juan Ramírez-Estrada
We report natural infections by pathogenic Leptospira of two rodent species endemic to Chile: the degu ( Octodon degus ) and Darwin's pericote ( Phyllotis darwini ). We detected Leptospira DNA in kidney and urine samples taken in different years and sites, reaching 33% infection. The effects of infection in these species requires further evaluation.
March 22, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328350/risk-factors-for-and-spatial-distribution-of-lymphoproliferative-disease-virus-lpdv-in-wild-turkeys-meleagris-gallopavo-in-new-york-state-usa
#20
Katrina Alger, Elizabeth Bunting, Krysten Schuler, Christopher M Whipps
Lymphoproliferative disease virus (LPDV) is an oncogenic avian retrovirus that was previously thought to exclusively infect domestic turkeys but was recently shown to be widespread in Wild Turkeys ( Meleagris gallopavo ) throughout most of the eastern US. In commercial flocks, the virus spreads between birds housed in close quarters, but there is little information about potential risk factors for infection in wild birds. Initial studies focused on distribution of LPDV nationally, but investigation of state-level data is necessary to assess potential predictors of infection and detect patterns in disease prevalence and distribution...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
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