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1 July 1996 Parasites and Selected Diseases of Collared Peccaries (Tayassu tajacu) in the Trans-Pecos Region of Texas
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Fifty-five collared peccaries (Tayassu tajacu) were collected from October 1988 through April 1991 from five counties within the Trans-Pecos region of Texas (USA) to monitor for diseases and parasites. No endoparasites were recovered on gross examination. Antibody to Borrelia bugdorferi was documented in one (2%) of 55 specimens. Three (6%) of 54 collared peccaries were positive for Yersenia pestis antibodies. All collared peccaries were negative for antibodies against Brucella spp., Francisella tularensis, Rickettsia rickettsii, and Rickettsia typhi. This is the first report of Borrelia sp. and Yersenia sp. pathogens in collared peccaries from this region of Texas.

Gruver and Guthrle: Parasites and Selected Diseases of Collared Peccaries (Tayassu tajacu) in the Trans-Pecos Region of Texas
Kenneth S. Gruver and Jerry W. Guthrle "Parasites and Selected Diseases of Collared Peccaries (Tayassu tajacu) in the Trans-Pecos Region of Texas," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 32(3), (1 July 1996). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-32.3.560
Received: 19 September 1995; Published: 1 July 1996
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