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- Steven J. A. Kimble; April J. Johnson; Rod N. Williams; Jason T. Hoverman
- EcoHealth 2017 v.14 no.4 pp. 810-815
- Ranavirus; Terrapene; adaptive immunity; captive animals; clinical examination; mortality; nose; quantitative polymerase chain reaction
- ... A Ranavirus outbreak in a captive population of wild-caught individuals was monitored using clinical evaluations and real-time PCR in 317 wild box turtles held in captivity during translocation. During the 2-year study period, the population experienced 71.6% mortality, suggesting that ranaviruses can rapidly attenuate populations. Wide variation in infection rate (7–94% per sampling period) was o ...
- Kim Skogvold; Kristin S. Warren; Bethany Jackson; Carly S. Holyoake; Kathryn Stalder; Joanne M. Devlin; Simone D. Vitali; Adrian F. Wayne; Alistair Legione; Ian Robertson; Rebecca J. Vaughan-Higgins
- EcoHealth 2017 v.14 no.3 pp. 518-529
- Bettongia penicillata; Herpesviridae infections; Orbivirus; Toxoplasma gondii; captive animals; disease surveillance; neutralizing antibodies; pathogens; polymerase chain reaction; predation; risk analysis; serotypes; viruses; Western Australia
- ... Wild populations of the critically endangered woylie (Bettongia penicillata) recently declined by 90% in southwest Western Australia. Increased predation is the leading hypothesis for decline, but disease may be playing a role increasing susceptibility to predation. To explore this possibility, we surveyed woylie populations in the wild, in captivity and in a predator-free sanctuary for exposure t ...