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Reservoir Competency of Goats for the Ap-Variant 1 Strain of Anaplasma phagocytophilum
- Massung, Robert F., Mather, Thomas N., Levin, Michael L.
- Infection and immunity 2006 v.74 no.2 pp. 1373-1375
- Anaplasma phagocytophilum, goats, human diseases, models, ticks
- Field-collected ticks were used to infect goats with either Ap-ha, a strain associated with human disease, or a variant strain, Ap-Variant 1, of Anaplasma phagocytophilum. Goats were shown to be competent as a reservoir for Ap-Variant 1, and challenge and immunosuppression studies were used to further examine infection in the goat model.