Trypanosoma spp. in Swedish game animals
2012 (English)In: Parasitology Research, ISSN 0932-0113, E-ISSN 1432-1955, Vol. 110, no 1, 135-139 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Serum and blood samples from 36 game animals, shot during the hunting seasons 2007-2009, were collected and analyzed for the presence of Trypanosoma spp. by three methods: isolation, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and serology. Only fissiped animals were included, four different ruminants and wild boar. Trypanosomes could be isolated from two of the animals, and eight had detectable parasite DNA. Seven animals had high titers of anti-trypanosoma IgG antibodies. The two isolated strains, one from roe dear and one from European elk, were determined to Trypanosoma theileri by partial DNA sequencing of the 18S ribosomal gene. In the seven boars, no Trypanosoma were detected, but four out of seven strongly positive serological samples came from this group. This is the first study in Scandinavia on the presence of Trypanosoma in game animals. The results indicate that trypanosomiasis is frequently occurring among Swedish game animals.
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2012. Vol. 110, no 1, 135-139 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-154631DOI: 10.1007/s00436-011-2462-9ISI: 000299521000014PubMedID: 21614542OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-154631DiVA: diva2:421270