An assessment of the role of white-tailed deer in the epizootiology of anaplasmosis in the southeastern United States.

@article{Keel1995AnAO,
  title={An assessment of the role of white-tailed deer in the epizootiology of anaplasmosis in the southeastern United States.},
  author={Michael K. Keel and Will L. Goff and William R. Davidson},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={1995},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={378-85}
}
The role of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in the epizootiology of anaplasmosis in the southeastern United States was examined through retrospective and prospective serosurveys and by experimental infection studies. No serum antibody reactive to Anaplasma marginale was detected with an indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA) assay from any of 1,376 free-ranging deer sampled from 1968 through 1990 from 13 states and Puerto Rico. Thirty-one additional deer from three bovine anaplasmosis… CONTINUE READING