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1 October 1993 CHARACTERIZATION OF AN ANAPLASMA OVIS ISOLATE FROM DESERT BIGHORN SHEEP IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
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To understand the role of bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) in the epidemiology of anaplasmosis, we recovered a field isolate from a suspected enzootic area in southern California (USA). Whole blood was collected from three desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) and inoculated into a susceptible splenectomized domestic sheep, calf and a susceptible spleen-intact bighorn sheep. No infection occurred in the calf, but a detectable infection developed in both the domestic sheep and bighorn sheep 24 days after inoculation. The infection in both domestic and bighorn sheep resulted in severe clinical disease but was resolved with the use of tetracycline. Using monoclonal antibodies and DNA probes, we confirmed that the isolate was Anaplasma ovis.

Goff, Stiller, Jessup, Msolla, Boyce, and Foreyt: CHARACTERIZATION OF AN ANAPLASMA OVIS ISOLATE FROM DESERT BIGHORN SHEEP IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Will Goff, David Stiller, David Jessup, Peter Msolla, Walter Boyce, and William Foreyt "CHARACTERIZATION OF AN ANAPLASMA OVIS ISOLATE FROM DESERT BIGHORN SHEEP IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 29(4), 540-546, (1 October 1993). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-29.4.540
Received: 30 November 1992; Published: 1 October 1993
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