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dc.contributorVirginia Tech
dc.contributor.authorHancock, K.
dc.contributor.authorZajac, A. M.
dc.contributor.authorElvinger, F.
dc.contributor.authorLindsay, D. S.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-20T14:13:18Z
dc.date.available2014-06-20T14:13:18Z
dc.date.issued2004-08
dc.identifier.citationKatie Hancock, Anne M. Zajac, Francois Elvinger, and David S. Lindsay (2004). "Prevalence of Agglutinating Antibodies to Sarcocystis neurona in Raccoons (Procyon lotor) From an Urban Area of Virginia," Journal of Parasitology, Vol. 90, No. 4, pp. 881-882. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1645/GE-302R
dc.identifier.issn0022-3395
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/49065
dc.description.abstractEquine protozoal myeloencephalitis is the most important protozoan disease of horses in North America and is usually caused by Sarcocystis neurona. Natural and experimentally induced cases of encephalitis caused by S. neurona have been reported in raccoons (Procyon lotor) and raccoons are an intermediate host for this parasite. A 3-yr-long serological survey was conducted to determine the prevalence of agglutinating antibodies to S. neurona in raccoons collected from Fairfax County, Virginia, a suburban-urban area outside Washington, D.C. Samples from 469 raccoons were examined, and agglutinating antibodies ( greater than or equal to 1:50 dilution) were found in 433 (92.3%) of the raccoons. This study indicates that exposure to S. neurona is high in this metropolitan area.
dc.description.sponsorshipAnimal Health and Disease grant 137180
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Parasitology
dc.subjectopossums didelphis-virginiana
dc.subjectequine protozoal myeloencephalitis
dc.subjectarmadillo dasypus-novemcinctus
dc.subjectdistemper virus-infection
dc.subjectintermediate
dc.subjecthost
dc.subjectmephitis-mephitis
dc.subjectlife-cycle
dc.subjectencephalitis
dc.subjecttransmission
dc.subjectapicomplexa
dc.subjectparasitology
dc.titlePrevalence of agglutinating antibodies to Sarcocystis neurona in raccoons (Procyon lotor) from an urban area of Virginia
dc.typeArticle - Refereed
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1645/GE-302R
dc.date.accessed2014-06-16
dc.title.serialJournal of Parasitology
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1645/ge-302r
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