serologic survey for viral and bacterial infections in western populations of canada lynx (lynx canadensis).a serologic survey for exposure to pathogens in canada lynx (lynx canadensis) in western north america was conducted. samples from 215 lynx from six study areas were tested for antibodies to feline parvovirus (fpv), feline coronavirus, canine distemper virus, feline calicivirus, feline herpesvirus, yersinia pestis, and francisella tularensis. a subset of samples was tested for feline immunodeficiency virus; all were negative. for all other pathogens, evidence for exposure was found in at least o ...200212528455
plague as a mortality factor in canada lynx (lynx canadensis) reintroduced to part of a species recovery program, 129 canada lynx (lynx canadensis) originating from british columbia, the yukon, manitoba, and quebec, canada, and alaska, usa, were reintroduced to southwestern colorado, usa, from 1999 to 2003. of 52 lynx mortalities documented by october 2003, six lynx, including a female and her 5-mo-old kitten, had evidence of yersinia pestis infection as determined by fluorescent antibody test and/or culture. postmortem findings in these lynx were characterized by pneu ...200617092896
assessment of a recombinant f1-v fusion protein vaccine intended to protect canada lynx (lynx canadensis) from part of an ongoing restoration program in colorado, usa, we evaluated adverse reactions and seroconversion in captive canada lynx (lynx canadensis) after vaccination with a recombinant f1-v fusion protein vaccine against yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes plague. ten adult female lynx received the f1-v vaccine; 10 source- and age-matched lynx remained unvaccinated as controls. all of the vaccinated and control lynx remained apparently healthy throughout the confinement period. we obse ...201122102659
a rapid field test for sylvatic plague exposure in wild animals.plague surveillance is routinely conducted to predict future epizootics in wildlife and exposure risk for humans. the most common surveillance method for sylvatic plague is detection of antibodies to yersinia pestis f1 capsular antigen in sentinel animals, such as coyotes (canis latrans). current serologic tests for y. pestis, hemagglutination (ha) test and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (elisa), are expensive and labor intensive. to address this need, we developed a complete lateral flow dev ...201424484483
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