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Avian Atherosclerosis

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Chapter 25 Avian Atherosclerosis Judy St. Leger Vascular pathology in avian species includes a spectrum of lesions and etiologies similar to conditions in mammals. Of these conditions, atherosclerosis is the…

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Heartwater (Ehrlichia ruminantium)

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Chapter 54 Heartwater (Ehrlichia ruminantium) Sharon L. Deem DISEASE DEFINITION Heartwater is a noncontagious tick-borne disease of domestic ruminants and wildlife. Thought to be a wildlife-adapted disease, heartwater was first…

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Tuberculosis in Michigan Deer

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Chapter 52 Tuberculosis in Michigan Deer James G. Sikarskie HISTORY AND BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) caused by Mycobacterium bovis is endemic in the free-ranging white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) population in northeastern…

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Occupational Exposure to Zoonotic Simian Retroviruses: Health and Safety Implications for Persons Working with Nonhuman Primates

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Chapter 31 Occupational Exposure to Zoonotic Simian Retroviruses: Health and Safety Implications for Persons Working with Nonhuman Primates Hayley Weston Murphy, William M. Switzer Nonhuman primates (NHPs) may be naturally…

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Amphibian Chytridiomycosis

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Chapter 17 Amphibian Chytridiomycosis Allan P. Pessier Chytridiomycosis is an important emerging disease of amphibians caused by the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd). Although previously classified within the kingdom Protista,…

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