Goncharuk M.S.,State Nature Lazovskii Reserve |
Kerley L.L.,State Nature Lazovskii Reserve |
Naidenko S.V.,RAS Severtsov Institute of Ecology |
Rozhnov V.V.,RAS Severtsov Institute of Ecology
Zoologicheskii Zhurnal | Year: 2012
The distribution of infection diseases in wild and domestic carnivores is poorly known in Primorsky Krai, where Amur tiger and Far-East leopard live. The serum prevalence is analyzed in feral (cats, dogs) and wild (raccoon dog, badger, American mink, Far Eastern wild cat) carnivores to different pathogens: canine distemper virus, parvovirus, feline immunodeficiency and feline leukaemia virus, feline coronavirus, Toxoplasma gondii, Mycoplasma sp., Chlamydia sp. The serum prevalence was shown to be much higher in feral animals than in wild ones. The highest percentage of seropositive animals was among the feral dogs.