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prevalence of antibody to toxoplasma gondii in the moose (alces alces americana clinton) of nova scotia, canada.the prevalence of antibodies to toxoplasma gondii was investigated in the sera of 125 moose taken by hunters in 5 countries of nova scotia. nineteen of these sera (15%) were positive by the indirect passive hemagglutination test, with titers above 1:64. this study adds further evidence to the prevalence of antibodies to t. gondii in the wildlife, extending this evidence to eastern canada. the possibility that humans may acquire toxoplasmosis by ingesting undercooked infected meat from game anima ...19902299521
nova scotia moose mystery--a moose sickness related to cobalt- and vitamin b12 deficiency.a wasting, debilitating disease with uncertain aetiology affecting moose (alces alces americana) in eastern north america has been reported repeatedly ever since the 1910s. despite the intensive studies during 1930-1960s the cause of the sickness could not be established. in the 1960s a parasitic nematode (parelaphostrongylus tenuis) was reported as constituting a probable explanation for the sickness, although several clinical and pathological signs remained unexplained. in sweden, a moose dise ...200414654277
seroepidemiology of coxiella burnetii among wildlife in nova scotia.we used an indirect immunofluorescence assay to determine antibody titers to phase i and phase ii coxiella burnetii antigens in serum samples from a variety of wild animals in nova scotia. forty-nine percent of the hares, 16.5% of the moose, 7.1% of the raccoons, and 1.5% of the white-tailed deer tested had antibodies to phase i antigen. we conclude that there is extensive infection of the hare population by c. burnetii, with lesser degrees of infection of the moose, raccoon, and deer population ...19938250101
antibodies to the california group of arboviruses in the moose (alces alces americana clinton) population of nova scotia.moose (alces alces americana clinton) blood collected by hunters during the 1977 and 1978 hunting seasons was tested for california group antibodies. hemagglutination inhibition (hi) tests using snowshoe hare virus (ssh) as antigen yielded 37.02% hi-positive sera. neutralization tests showed reactors reactors (67.5% positive) to ssh and classified six reactors as jamestown canyon virus (jc). this study reports the first finding of jc in a moose population; it also provides the first evidence of ...19817317859
antibodies to francisella tularensis in the snowshoe hare (lepus americanus struthopus) populations of nova scotia and prince edward island and in the moose (alces alces americana clinton) population of nova scotia. 19827093820
wildlife forensics: "supervised" assignment testing can complicate the association of suspect cases to source populations.forensic science techniques are an important component of investigations for wildlife-related offences. in particular, dna analyses can be used to characterize several attributes of biological evidence including sex, individual and species identification. additionally, genetic assignment testing has enabled forensic biologists to identify the local population from which an individual may have originated. this technique has proved useful in situations where animals have been illegally harvested f ...201120457090
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