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9 October 2019 Evidence of Vertical Transmission of the Snake Fungal Pathogen Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola
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Snake fungal disease (ophidiomycosis) is an emerging infection of snakes caused by Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola. Little is known about mechanisms of this pathogen's transmission and its implications for conservation of wild snake populations. We report four cases with evidence of vertical transmission of O. ophiodiicola from dam to offspring.

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Anne G. Stengle, Terence M. Farrell, Keenan S. Freitas, Craig M. Lind, Steven J. Price, Brian O. Butler, Tigran Tadevosyan, Marcos Isidoro-Ayza, Daniel R. Taylor, Megan Winzeler, and Jeffrey M. Lorch "Evidence of Vertical Transmission of the Snake Fungal Pathogen Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 55(4), 961-964, (9 October 2019). https://doi.org/10.7589/2018-10-250
Received: 10 October 2018; Accepted: 6 February 2019; Published: 9 October 2019
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