genetic diversity in a feral horse population from sable island, canada.the present-day sable island horse population, inhabiting an island off the eastern coast of canada, is believed to have originated mainly from horses confiscated from the early french settlers in nova scotia in the latter half of the 18th century. in 1960, the sable island horses were given legal protected status and no human interference has since been allowed. the objective of this study was to characterize the current genetic diversity in sable island horses in comparison to 15 other horse b ...200717855732
increasing density leads to generalization in both coarse-grained habitat selection and fine-grained resource selection in a large mammal.density is a fundamental driver of many ecological processes including habitat selection. theory on density-dependent habitat selection predicts that animals should be distributed relative to profitability of habitat, resulting in reduced specialization in selection (i.e. generalization) as density increases and competition intensifies. despite mounting empirical support for density-dependent habitat selection using isodars to describe coarse-grained (interhabitat) animal movements, we know litt ...201423931034
granulocytic anaplasmosis in a horse from nova scotia caused by infection with anaplasma phagocytophilum.a 16-year-old paint stallion was presented with intermittent fever, inappetance, lethargy, icterus, distal limb edema, and submandibular lymphadenopathy. the horse was native to nova scotia and had never left that province. morulae were detected in granulocytes. ananaplasma phagocytophilum infection was confirmed by serology and polymerase chain reaction (pcr). the horse responded to treatment with oxytetracycline.201122043078
motor neuron disease in a quarter horse from nova scotia. 19947954225
two cases of neorickettsia (ehrlichia) risticii infection in horses from nova scotia.two horses from nova scotia were diagnosed with potomac horse fever (phf). polymerase chain reaction analysis was performed on formalin-fixed colon tissue or whole blood to show the presence of neorickettsia risticii dna, the causative agent of phf. these are the first reported cases of phf in the maritime provinces.200415206592
antibodies to snowshoe hare virus of the california group in the horse population in nova scotia.a large number of north american equine samples were tested for the california group of arboviruses (cal). of 861 equine sera tested by hemagglutination inhibition using the snowshoe hare virus as an antigen, 106 (12.3%) were positive. neutralization tests confirmed antibodies to this virus in 72 of the positive sera. this study provides evidence of cal activity in the domestic animal population of nova scotia.19807397607
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