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Serological evaluation of virus exposure in Beira antelopes (Dorcatragus megalotis) and Speke's gazelles. (Gazella spekei) at Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation (AWWP), Qatar


Lechenne, M; Deb, A; Hammer, S (2009). Serological evaluation of virus exposure in Beira antelopes (Dorcatragus megalotis) and Speke's gazelles. (Gazella spekei) at Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation (AWWP), Qatar. In: Wibbelt, G; Kretzschmar, P; Hofer, H. Proceedings of the International Conference on Diseases of Zoo and Wild Animals. Berlin: Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, 248-251.

Abstract

A retrospective evaluation of data on antibodies to respiratory viruses in Beira antelopes was
conducted due to the occurrence of chronic “Fibrinous Pleuropneumonia Syndrome” (FPPS) in
Beira antelopes at Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation, to detect an indication for a virological problem
contributing to the susceptibility of Beiras to infection with Mycoplasma spp. Data on Speke’s
gazelles at AWWP were evaluated for comparison. From the 5 tested respiratory viruses BHV-1,
BVD, ADENO-3, PI-3 and BRSV, significant antibody titres were only found for BRSV and PI-3.
Speke‘s gazelles were found to have higher antibody titres for both viruses than the Beira
antelope, with respiratory signs noted in accordance with virological findings In Beira, the often
fatal respiratory syndrome appears unlikely to be related to any of these viruses.

Abstract

A retrospective evaluation of data on antibodies to respiratory viruses in Beira antelopes was
conducted due to the occurrence of chronic “Fibrinous Pleuropneumonia Syndrome” (FPPS) in
Beira antelopes at Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation, to detect an indication for a virological problem
contributing to the susceptibility of Beiras to infection with Mycoplasma spp. Data on Speke’s
gazelles at AWWP were evaluated for comparison. From the 5 tested respiratory viruses BHV-1,
BVD, ADENO-3, PI-3 and BRSV, significant antibody titres were only found for BRSV and PI-3.
Speke‘s gazelles were found to have higher antibody titres for both viruses than the Beira
antelope, with respiratory signs noted in accordance with virological findings In Beira, the often
fatal respiratory syndrome appears unlikely to be related to any of these viruses.

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Item Type:Book Section, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Small Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:29 Jun 2009 11:55
Last Modified:06 Dec 2017 19:48
Publisher:Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research
Official URL:http://www.zoovet-conference.org/

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