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1 July 1970 Rangiferine Brucellosis In Alaskan Canids
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The first known case of rangiferine brucellosis caused by Brucella suis biotype 4 in a sled dog has been proven by isolation of the organism from the naturally infected animal. The infection was undoubtedly contracted from eating raw, infected barren-ground caribou, Rangifer tarandus granti, in which the disease is enzootic. Limited experience with infections in sled dogs suggests that the disease may run a comparatively mild course in them. Serological evidence indicating the natural occurrence of the disease in wolves, Canis lupus, also is reported for the first time.

NEILAND: Rangiferine Brucellosis In Alaskan Canids
K. A. NEILAND "Rangiferine Brucellosis In Alaskan Canids," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 6(3), 136-139, (1 July 1970).
Received: 24 February 1970; Published: 1 July 1970
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