A novel non‐invasive tool for disease surveillance of free‐ranging whales and its relevance to conservation programs

@article{AcevedoWhitehouse2010ANN,
  title={A novel non‐invasive tool for disease surveillance of free‐ranging whales and its relevance to conservation programs},
  author={Karina Acevedo-Whitehouse and A. Rocha-Gosselin and Diane Gendron},
  journal={Animal Conservation},
  year={2010},
  volume={13}
}
The numbers of potentially pathogenic microorganisms that have been isolated from stranded cetaceans in the last three decades underscore the urgent need for methods of detection of microorganisms that might cause significant disease and increase the likelihood of population declines. We have designed and implemented two non‐invasive techniques for the collection of exhaled breath condensate (blow) from free‐ranging whales and demonstrated their suitability for the detection of respiratory… 

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