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- Currylow Andrea F.; Johnson April J.; Williams Rod N.
- Journal of Herpetology 2014 v.48 no.1 pp. 117-121
- Ambystoma; Anura; Ranavirus; Terrapene carolina; cross contamination; disease reservoirs; herpetofauna; larvae; pathogens; risk; salamanders and newts; turtles; viruses; Indiana
- ... Ranaviruses are emerging as serious pathogens across ectothermic taxa, recently causing mass die-offs including entire chelonian populations. Amphibians may serve as reservoirs for chelonian infections. To assess this idea and determine whether chelonians in the Midwest are infected with (or at risk for) ranavirus infections, we tested for presence of ranavirus infections among sympatric larval am ...
- Raske Matthew; Lewbart Gregory A.; Dombrowski Daniel S.; Hale Peyton; Correa Maria; Christian Larry S.
- Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine 2012 v.43 no.3 pp. 517-521
- Anura; Clemmys guttata; Elaphe obsoleta; Pantherophis guttatus; Terrapene carolina; air; alligators; ambient temperature; amphibians; body temperature; health services; heart rate; moles; respiratory rate; snakes; turtles; water temperature
- ... Ectothermic vertebrates are a diverse group of animals that rely on external sources to maintain a preferred body temperature. Amphibians and reptiles have a preferred optimal temperature zone that allows for optimal biological function. Physiologic processes in ectotherms are influenced by temperature; these animals have capabilities in which they make use of behavioral and physiologic mechanisms ...