Isolation of Mycobacterium avium subsp paratuberculosis (Map) from feral cats on a dairy farm with Map-infected cattle.

@article{Palmer2005IsolationOM,
  title={Isolation of Mycobacterium avium subsp paratuberculosis (Map) from feral cats on a dairy farm with Map-infected cattle.},
  author={Mitchell V Palmer and William Conrad Stoffregen and Jeremy G Carpenter and Judith R Stabel},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={
          629-35
        }
}
Paratuberculosis is an economically important disease of dairy cattle caused by Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (Map). The role of nonruminant, nondomestic animals in the epidemiology of paratuberculosis in cattle is unclear. To examine nonruminant, nondomestic animals for the presence of Map, 25 feral cats, nine mice (species unknown), eight rabbits (Sylvilagus floridanus), six raccoons (Procyon lotor), and three opossums (Didelphis virginiana) were collected from a mid-western… CONTINUE READING

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