Prevalence of Ranavîrus in Virginia Turtles as Detected by Tail-Clip Sampling versus Oral-Cloacal Swabbing

@inproceedings{Goodman2013PrevalenceOR,
  title={Prevalence of Ranav{\^i}rus in Virginia Turtles as Detected by Tail-Clip Sampling versus Oral-Cloacal Swabbing},
  author={Rachel M. Goodman and Debra Lee Miller and Yonathan Tarekegne Ararso},
  year={2013}
}
Ranaviruses are emerging infectious diseases that infect amphibians, fish, and reptiles. Several cases of morbidity and mortality in captive and natural populations of reptiles have been attributed to ranaviruses, but research in this taxon has been limited. We used oral-cloacal swabs and tail clips to survey two species, Chrysemys picta picta (Eastern Painted Turtles) and Sternotherus odoratus (Common Musk Turtles), in three water bodies in central Virginia to determine if ranaviruses were… CONTINUE READING

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