Disease patterns in field and bank vole populations during a cyclic decline in central Finland.

@article{Soveri2000DiseasePI,
  title={Disease patterns in field and bank vole populations during a cyclic decline in central Finland.},
  author={Timo Soveri and Heikki Henttonen and Eeva Rudb{\"a}ck and R. Schildt and Rauna Tanskanen and Jaana Husu-Kallio and Voitto Haukisalmi and Antti Sukura and Juha Laakkonen},
  journal={Comparative immunology, microbiology and infectious diseases},
  year={2000},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={73-89}
}
Declining field vole (Microtus agrestis) and bank vole (Clethrionomys glareolus) populations were sampled (117 field voles and 34 bank voles) in south-central Finland during the winter of 1988-89. The last surviving field voles were caught in April and bank voles in February. A subsample (16) of the April field voles were taken live to the laboratory for immunosuppression. The histopathology of the main internal organs and the presence of aerobic bacteria and certain parasites were studied. In… CONTINUE READING
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