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1 July 1994 GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF PATHOGEN EXPOSURE IN BIGHORN SHEEP (OVIS CANADENSIS)
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Antibody responses were examined among 998 bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) in California (USA) to determine spatial patterns of pathogen exposure. Using a shifting frame analysis, a specific geographic region was delineated that contained bighorn sheep with higher (P < 0.05) levels of multiple exposure (antibodies detected against ≥two pathogens), as well as higher prevalence values for eight of ten individual pathogens. This region in southwestern California encompassed all of the peninsular populations of bighorn sheep recently proposed for listing as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Elliott, Boyce, Clark, and Jessup: GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF PATHOGEN EXPOSURE IN BIGHORN SHEEP (OVIS CANADENSIS)
Lee F. Elliott, Walter M. Boyce, Richard K. Clark, and David A. Jessup "GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF PATHOGEN EXPOSURE IN BIGHORN SHEEP (OVIS CANADENSIS)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 30(3), (1 July 1994). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-30.3.315
Received: 19 January 1993; Published: 1 July 1994
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