Babesia odocoilei infection in a Saskatchewan elk (Cervus elaphus canadensis) herd.

Abstract

An 8-year-old female elk (Cervus elaphus canadensis) cow, presented for chronic severe weight loss and unthriftiness, was diagnosed with Babesia odocoilei infection based on blood smear evaluation, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and DNA sequence analysis. Subsequently, velvet antler from a male that died acutely on the same farm was also PCR positive for… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/1040638713491746

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