Paratuberculosis in captive and free-ranging wildlife.

  title={Paratuberculosis in captive and free-ranging wildlife.},
  author={Elizabeth J. B. Manning},
  journal={The Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={621-30, vii}
All ruminant species, exotic or domestic, captive or free-ranging, are susceptible to disease and death due to Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) infection. Young ruminants are the most prone to infection through fecal-oral transmission. Fatal Johne’s disease cases have occurred in numerous zoologic hoofstock collections and thus MAP infection is of concern for an industry focused on conserving rare individual animals and their genetics. Diagnosis is best based on MAP detection… CONTINUE READING

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