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The Comparative Pathology of Clostridium difficile-associated Disease
Clostridium difficile is a confirmed pathogen in a wide variety of mammals, but the incidence of disease varies greatly in relation to host species, age, environmental density of spores,Expand
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A possible role for Clostridium difficile in the etiology of calf enteritis
Abstract Clostridium difficile was investigated as a possible cause of enteritis in calves. The organism and its toxins (TcdA and TcdB), respectively, were found in 25.3% and 22.9% of stoolExpand
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Differential Disease Susceptibilities in Experimentally Reptarenavirus-Infected Boa Constrictors and Ball Pythons
ABSTRACT Inclusion body disease (IBD) is an infectious disease originally described in captive snakes. It has traditionally been diagnosed by the presence of large eosinophilic cytoplasmic inclusionsExpand
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A preliminary report on the contact-independent antagonism of Pseudogymnoascus destructans by Rhodococcus rhodochrous strain DAP96253
BackgroundThe recently-identified causative agent of White-Nose Syndrome (WNS), Pseudogymnoascus destructans, has been responsible for the mortality of an estimated 5.5 million North American batsExpand
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Clonal Spread of Geomyces destructans among Bats, Midwestern and Southern United States
To the Editor: Bat geomycosis (white nose syndrome) is caused by the psychrophilic fungus Geomyces destructans, which has rapidly spread in the United States and Canada since it was first reportedExpand
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The Distribution and Density of Clostridium difficile Toxin Receptors on the Intestinal Mucosa of Neonatal Pigs
Clostridium difficile is an enteric pathogen affecting a variety of mammals, but it has only recently been diagnosed as a cause of neonatal typhlocolitis in pigs. The most important virulence factorsExpand
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Hemotropic mycoplasmas in little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus)
BackgroundHemotropic mycoplasmas are epicellular erythrocytic bacteria that can cause infectious anemia in some mammalian species. Worldwide, hemotropic mycoplasmas are emerging or re-emergingExpand
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Intoxication of Nontarget Wildlife with Rodenticides in Northwestern Kansas
The perception of prairie dogs (Cynomys spp.) both as a nuisance species and a keystone species presents a significant challenge to land, livestock, and wildlife managers. Anticoagulant andExpand
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Role of Multiple Hosts in the Cross-Species Transmission and Emergence of a Pandemic Parvovirus
ABSTRACT Understanding the mechanisms of cross-species virus transmission is critical to anticipating emerging infectious diseases. Canine parvovirus type 2 (CPV-2) emerged as a variant of a felineExpand
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Caprine Herpesvirus-2 in Association with Naturally Occurring Malignant Catarrhal Fever in Captive Sika Deer (Cervus Nippon)
Three female sika deer from a single captive herd were submitted for postmortem examination over a 139-day period. The first 2 deer submitted were reported to have lost body mass for 20 days to 1Expand
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