Rangiferine brucellosis on Baffin Island.

  title={Rangiferine brucellosis on Baffin Island.},
  author={Michael A. D. Ferguson},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  volume={33 3},
The standard tube agglutination test (STAT) and the complement fixation test (CFT) were used to assess the seroprevalence of antibodies to Brucella spp. in caribou (Rangifer tarandus) from three populations on Baffin Island, Canada. During late winter from 1983 to 1986, sera from 17 of 40 North Baffin (43%), 11 of 33 Northeast Baffin (33%) and 12 of 82 South Baffin (15%) adult caribou had antibodies in the STAT at 1:50 or the CFT at 1:5. Seroprevalence increased as caribou matured with one (4… CONTINUE READING
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