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Goats Are a Potential Reservoir for the Herpesvirus (MCFV-WTD), Causing Malignant Catarrhal Fever in Deer H Li, CW Cunha, B Abbitt, TW deMaar, SD Lenz… - Journal of Zoo and Wildlife …, 2013

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Goats Are a Potential Reservoir for the Herpesvirus (MCFV-WTD), Causing Malignant Catarrhal Fever in Deer H Li, CW Cunha, B Abbitt, TW deMaar, SD Lenz… - Journal of Zoo and Wildlife …, 2013
In the recent investigation of malignant catarrhal fever in a red brocket deer (Mazama americana) from a Texas zoo, the viral DNA from the herpesvirus termed MCFV-WTD, which causes disease in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), was detected. The epidemiology information revealed that the red brocket deer had been associated with a herd of pygmy goats (Capra hircus) at the zoo. MCFV-WTD DNA was also detected in one of these 12 goats that were malignant catarrhal fever viral antibody positive. ...The study shows that MCFV-WTD is capable of causing malignant catarrhal fever in other species of deer besides white-tailed deer and suggests that goats are a potential reservoir for the virus.




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