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1 October 2008 Prevalence of Infectious Agents in Free-ranging White-tailed Deer in Northeastern Mexico
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The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of antibodies against brucellosis, leptospirosis, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis virus, and bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in northeastern Mexico. Deer (n=521) were captured from helicopter using a netgun on 15 ranches covering 62,114 ha in the states of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas during spring 2004. The prevalence of antibodies against Leptospira, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis, BVDV, and brucellosis were 5.6, 41.1, 63.5, and 0%, respectively, indicating that white-tailed deer and cattle may share disease agents when cohabiting in northeastern Mexico.

Cantu, Ortega-S, Mosqueda, Garcia-Vazquez, Henke, and George: Prevalence of Infectious Agents in Free-ranging White-tailed Deer in Northeastern Mexico
Antonio Cantu, J. Alfonso Ortega-S, Juan Mosqueda, Zeferino Garcia-Vazquez, Scott E. Henke, and John E. George "Prevalence of Infectious Agents in Free-ranging White-tailed Deer in Northeastern Mexico," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 44(4), 1002-1007, (1 October 2008). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-44.4.1002
Received: 18 July 2006; Published: 1 October 2008
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