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- Mark Flint; Paul A. Eden; Colin J. Limpus; Helen Owen; Caroline Gaus; Paul C. Mills
- EcoHealth 2015 v.12 no.2 pp. 298-309
- Chelonia mydas; blood; blood sampling; body condition; cachexia; clinical examination; gastroenteritis; mortality; necropsy; parasitism; turtles; weather; Queensland
- ... An investigation into the health of green turtles was undertaken near Gladstone, Queensland, in response to a dramatic increase in stranding numbers in the first half of 2011. A total of 56 live turtles were subject to clinical examination and blood sampling for routine blood profiles, and 12 deceased turtles underwent a thorough necropsy examination. This population of green turtles was found to ...
- 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 ...