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An outbreak of peste des petits ruminants in a zoological collection.

Abstract
Peste des petits ruminants virus was suspected to be the cause of a disease outbreak in a zoological collection at Al Ain in the Arabian Gulf. Clinically the outbreak affected gazelles (Gazellinae), ibex and sheep (Caprinae) and gemsbok (Hippotraginae); subclinical involvement of Nilgai (Tragelaphinae) was suspected. A morbillivirus was isolated and using monoclonal antibodies and biological tests in cattle, sheep and goats the virus of peste des petits ruminants was identified.
AuthorsC W Furley, W P Taylor, T U Obi
JournalThe Veterinary record (Vet Rec) Vol. 121 Issue 19 Pg. 443-7 (Nov 7 1987) ISSN: 0042-4900 [Print] ENGLAND
PMID3424615 (Publication Type: Journal Article)
Topics
  • Animals
  • Animals, Zoo
  • Antelopes
  • Artiodactyla
  • Goats
  • Rinderpest (epidemiology, pathology)
  • Rinderpest virus (isolation & purification)
  • Sheep
  • Sheep Diseases (epidemiology, pathology)
  • United Arab Emirates

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