Accession Number : AD0675408

Title :   A POST-MORTEM DISEASE SURVEY OF WHITE-TAILED DEER ON EDGEWOOD ARSENAL, MARYLAND.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept., Nov 66-Dec 67,

Corporate Author : EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Personal Author(s) : Ward,Prescott F. ; Ferrell,John F. ; Ford,Duane F. ; Chadwick,Ralph D.

Report Date : JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Thirty-seven white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) killed by hunters on Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland were examined for spontaneous diseases. Gross necropsy and histologic examinations revealed cysticercosis, gongylonemiasis, setariasis, sarcosporidiosis, protostrongyliasis, balantidiasis, and other infections and parasitisms. Serologic studies on 34 samples showed antibodies to four Leptospira serotypes, Q fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and tularemia. No evidence of Brucella spp., Anaplasma spp., Salmonella spp., Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and Eastern equine, Western equine, and St. Louis encephalomyelitides was found. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAMMALS, INFECTIOUS DISEASES), BIOPSY, HISTOLOGY, PARASITIC DISEASES, SERODIAGNOSIS, WORMS, LEPTOSPIRA, PASTEURELLA, COXIELLA, RICKETTSIA, SALMONELLA, BALANTIDIUM, ARBOVIRUSES, DISEASES, PATHOLOGY, MARYLAND

Subject Categories : Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE