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1 January 2005 EPIZOOTIOLOGIC INVESTIGATIONS OF SELECTED INFECTIOUS DISEASE AGENTS IN FREE-RANGING EURASIAN LYNX FROM SWEDEN
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Serum samples from 106 Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) from across Sweden, found dead or shot by hunters in 1993–99, were investigated for presence of antibodies to feline parvovirus (FPV), feline coronavirus, feline calicivirus, feline herpesvirus, feline immunodeficiency virus, Francisella tularensis, and Anaplasma phagocytophila, and for feline leukemia virus antigen. In addition, tissue samples from 22 lynx submitted in 1999 were analyzed by real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect nucleic acids specific for viral agents and A. phagocytophila. Except for FPV antibodies in one lynx and A. phagocytophila in four lynx, all serology was negative. All PCR results also were negative. It was concluded that free-ranging Swedish lynx do not have frequent contact with the infectious agents considered in this study.

Ryser-Degiorgis, Hofmann-Lehmann, Leutenegger, Segerstad, Mörner, Mattsson, and Lutz: EPIZOOTIOLOGIC INVESTIGATIONS OF SELECTED INFECTIOUS DISEASE AGENTS IN FREE-RANGING EURASIAN LYNX FROM SWEDEN
Marie-Pierre Ryser-Degiorgis, Regina Hofmann-Lehmann, Christian M. Leutenegger, Carl Hård af Segerstad, Torsten Mörner, Roland Mattsson, and Hans Lutz "EPIZOOTIOLOGIC INVESTIGATIONS OF SELECTED INFECTIOUS DISEASE AGENTS IN FREE-RANGING EURASIAN LYNX FROM SWEDEN," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 41(1), 58-66, (1 January 2005). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-41.1.58
Received: 22 September 2003; Published: 1 January 2005
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