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1 July 2014 Sylvatic Plague in a Canadian Black-Tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus)
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In 2010, a black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) was found dead in Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada. Postmortem gross and histologic findings indicated bacterial septicemia, likely due to Yersinia pestis, which was confirmed by molecular analysis. This is the first report of Y. pestis in the prairie dog population within Canada.

Wildlife Disease Association 2014
Kym S. Antonation, Todd K. Shury, Trent K. Bollinger, Adam Olson, Philip Mabon, Gary Van Domselaar, and Cindi R. Corbett "Sylvatic Plague in a Canadian Black-Tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 50(3), 699-702, (1 July 2014). https://doi.org/10.7589/2013-08-215
Received: 13 August 2013; Accepted: 1 January 2014; Published: 1 July 2014
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