Serologic Survey of Selected Viral, Bacterial, and Protozoal Agents in Captive and Free-Ranging Ungulates from Central Kenya

Serologic evidence of exposure to various disease agents in free‐ranging and captive ungulates at a private game ranch in Kenya is presented, and seroprevalence values inside a fenced‐in area are compared with those found on the adjacent open savanna. Zebras outside the fence had a higher prevalence of equine rhinovirus‐1 than zebras inside (Fisher's exact test, P= 0.007); for all other species and all other agents, there was no such difference (P > 0.10). Results highlight possible transmission of these agents from domestic species into wildlife or vice versa at our study site

Key Words: serology, zebra, antelope, giraffe, epidemiology, wildlife, survey, disease

Authors: Kevin R. Kimber, Juan Lubroth, Edward J. Dubovi, Mary Lou Berninger, and Thomas W. Demaar

Journal: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Last Updated
January 27, 2021
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