Serologic Survey of Selected Viral, Bacterial, and Protozoal Agents in Captive and Free-Ranging Ungulates from Central Kenya

Author(s)Kevin R. Kimber, Juan Lubroth, Edward J. Dubovi, Mary Lou Berninger, and Thomas W. Demaar
Year Published2002
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Page Numbers217-223
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Abstract:

Serologic evidence of exposure to various disease agents in free‐ranging and captive ungulates at a private game ranch in Kenya is presented, and seroprevalence values inside a fenced‐in area are compared with those found on the adjacent open savanna. Zebras outside the fence had a higher prevalence of equine rhinovirus‐1 than zebras inside (Fisher's exact test, P= 0.007); for all other species and all other agents, there was no such difference (P > 0.10). Results highlight possible transmission of these agents from domestic species into wildlife or vice versa at our study site

Key Words: serology, zebra, antelope, giraffe, epidemiology, wildlife, survey, disease

Authors: Kevin R. Kimber, Juan Lubroth, Edward J. Dubovi, Mary Lou Berninger, and Thomas W. Demaar

Journal: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 


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