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1 January 2003 Serologic Survey for Antibodies to Canine Distemper Virus in Collared Peccary (Tayassu tajacu) Populations in Arizona
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In 1989, a disease outbreak was observed among collared peccaries (javelina, Tayassu tajacu) in southern Arizona (USA) and canine distemper virus (CDV) was isolated from affected animals. Subsequently, 364 sera were collected from hunter-harvested javelina over a 4 yr period (1993–96) and were tested for antibody to CDV. Neutralizing antibody to CDV was detected in 58% of the serum samples suggesting that CDV infection is probably enzootic in the collared peccary populations of southern Arizona.

Noon, Heffelfinger, Olding, Wesche, and Reggiardo: Serologic Survey for Antibodies to Canine Distemper Virus in Collared Peccary (Tayassu tajacu) Populations in Arizona
Ted H. Noon, James R. Heffelfinger, Ronald J. Olding, Shannon Lynn Wesche, and Carlos Reggiardo "Serologic Survey for Antibodies to Canine Distemper Virus in Collared Peccary (Tayassu tajacu) Populations in Arizona," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 39(1), 221-223, (1 January 2003). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-39.1.221
Received: 28 August 2001; Published: 1 January 2003
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