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1 October 2011 Mycobacterial Infections in Free-living Cervids in Germany (2002–2006)
Irmgard Moser, Elvira Schettler, Helmut Hotzel, Sven Herzog, Kai Frölich
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We examined 1,022 free-living roe deer, red deer, and fallow deer for mycobacteria in Germany, 2002–2006. Retropharyngeal lymph nodes and other tissues were processed for culture and isolates were identified with the use of polymerase chain reaction and DNA sequencing. Mycobacteria were found in 18.3% of deer, with Mycobacterium avium in 14.8%. Other atypical mycobacteria were detected in 5.3%. Members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex were not detected.

Irmgard Moser, Elvira Schettler, Helmut Hotzel, Sven Herzog, and Kai Frölich "Mycobacterial Infections in Free-living Cervids in Germany (2002–2006)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 47(4), 999-1004, (1 October 2011). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-47.4.999
Received: 22 September 2009; Accepted: 1 June 2011; Published: 1 October 2011
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