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Infection of Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis) with Myxovirus parainfluenza-3 and Other Respiratory Viruses. Results of Serologic Tests and Culture of Nasal Swabs and Lung Tissue
- HOWE, D. L., WOODS, G. T., MARQUIS, G.
- Bulletin of the Wildlife Disease Association 1966 v.2 no.2 pp. 34-37
- Ovis canadensis, blood serum, cattle, cytopathogenicity, humans, hybrids, immunologic techniques, lungs, neutralizing antibodies, nose, pneumonia, sheep, tissue culture, wildlife diseases, Montana, Wyoming
- Hemagglutination-inhibition (HI) tests of serum samples from 51 bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) and 4 bighorn-domestic hybrid sheep from Wyoming and Montana revealed bovine myxovirus parainfluenza-3 antibody titers of 1:20 or greater in 6 animals. The serums of two bighorns with pneumonia were negative for neutralizing antibodies against IBR virus and the serums of 9 animals failed to show significant titers against 2 strains of human Asian influenza virus. Tissue cultures of nasal swabs and lung tissue were negative for cytopathogenic effects and hemadsorption.