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No evidence that wild red deer (Cervus elaphus) on the Iberian Peninsula are a reservoir of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis infection

Investigation article published in The Veterinary Journal

June 1st, 2012

The potential role of red deer (Cervus elaphus) as a reservoir of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) infection is largely unknown. A total of 332 wild red deer were investigated using post-mortem examination, bacteriology and serology. Only three animals (1.12%) were found to have lesions on histopathological examination and no MAP bacteria were recovered on culture. The results suggest it is unlikely that wild red deer make a significant contribution to the maintenance of MAP infection in the region. The cross-reactivity of the ELISAs used indicates this diagnostic modality is ineffective in the detection of MAP infection in this species. The implications of these results for the control of this important pathogen in both livestock and wildlife are discussed




Carta T., Martin-Hernando MP., Boadella M., Fernandez de Mera IG., Balseiro A., Sevilla I., Vicente J., Maio E., Vieira-Pinto M., Alvarez J., Perez de la Lastra JM., Garrido JM. and Gortazar C.




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Participants:

Universidad ComplutenseServicio de Micobacterias (MYC). Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Universidad ComplutenseDepartamento de Sanidad Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Gobierno de Castilla-La ManchaSanidad y Biotecnología (SaBio). Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos (IREC). Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). Universidad de Castilla La Mancha (UCLM). Gobierno de Castilla-La Mancha (JCCM).

Gobierno del Principado de AsturiasServicio Regional de Investigación y Desarrollo Agroalimentario (SERIDA). Gobierno del Principado de Asturias.

Gobierno VascoNeiker-Tecnalia, Instituto Vasco de Investigación y Desarrollo Agrario. Gobierno Vasco.

Universidad de Trás-os-Montes e Alto DouroUniversidad de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD).







The Veterinary Journal
FACTOR YEAR Q
2.424 2012

NLMID: 9706281

PMID: 21930401

ISSN: 1090-0233



TITLE: No evidence that wild red deer (Cervus elaphus) on the Iberian Peninsula are a reservoir of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis infection


JOURNAL: Vet. J.


NUMERACIÓN: 192(3):544-6


AÑO: 2012


PUBLISHER: Elsevier SCI LTD


AUTHORS: Carta T., Martin-Hernando MP., Boadella M., Fernandez de Mera IG., Balseiro A., Sevilla I., Vicente J., Maio E., Vieira-Pinto M., Alvarez J., Perez de la Lastra JM., Garrido JM. and Gortazar C.


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


Julio Álvarez Sánchez

DOI: https://doi.org/ 10.1016/j.tvjl.2011.08.010


CITE THIS PUBLICATION:

Carta T., Martin-Hernando MP., Boadella M., Fernandez de Mera IG., Balseiro A., Sevilla I., Vicente J., Maio E., Vieira-Pinto M., Alvarez J., Perez de la Lastra JM., Garrido JM. and Gortazar C. No evidence that wild red deer (Cervus elaphus) on the Iberian Peninsula are a reservoir of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis infection. The Veterinary Journal. 192(3):544-6. 2012. (A). ISSN: 1090-0233. DOI: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2011.08.010


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