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1 July 1992 SEROLOGIC SURVEY FOR BRUCELLOSIS IN FERAL SWINE, WILD RUMINANTS, AND BLACK BEAR OF CALIFORNIA, 1977 TO 1989
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A retrospective analysis of brucellosis serologic testing results in eight wildlife species in California from 1977 to 1989 was done. Samples were collected from 5,398 live-captured or hunter-killed animals and tested by combinations of up to six serologic tests for antibodies to Brucella spp.. Twenty-three of 611 (3.8%) feral swine (Sus scrofa), one of 180 (0.6%) black bear (Ursus americanus), one of 355 (0.3%) California mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus californicus), and one of 1,613 (0.06%) blacktail deer (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus) samples were considered reactors. Suspect serologic reactions occurred in three of 619 (0.5%) desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) and one of 355 (0.3%) California mule deer samples. Brucellosis is not considered an important wildlife health problem in California except in feral swine.

Drew, Jessup, Burr, and Franti: SEROLOGIC SURVEY FOR BRUCELLOSIS IN FERAL SWINE, WILD RUMINANTS, AND BLACK BEAR OF CALIFORNIA, 1977 TO 1989
Mark L. Drew, David A. Jessup, Allan A. Burr, and C. E. Franti "SEROLOGIC SURVEY FOR BRUCELLOSIS IN FERAL SWINE, WILD RUMINANTS, AND BLACK BEAR OF CALIFORNIA, 1977 TO 1989," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 28(3), 355-363, (1 July 1992). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-28.3.355
Received: 7 January 1991; Published: 1 July 1992
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