First record of pseudorabies in feral swine in Nebraska

Sam Wilson, Alan R Doster, Justin D. Hoffman, Scott E. Hygnstrom

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Abstract

In 2007, two new populations of feral swine were discovered in Nance and Valley counties, Nebraska, USA. Necropsies and serologic testing was done on two individuals from the Nance County herd. Results indicated that a lactating sow had positive antibodies for pseudorabies virus (PRV). Investigations conducted by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Law Enforcement division confirmed that the infected individual was transported illegally to Nebraska, USA, from Texas, USA. All domestic swine herds located within an 8 km radius of the infected individual tested negative for antibodies to PRV. Our results provide a clear example of how diseases can spread because of anthropogenic activities and highlight the need for disease surveillance and monitoring in the import of invasive species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)874-876
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of wildlife diseases
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2009

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Keywords

  • Feral swine
  • Invasive species
  • Nebraska
  • Pseudorabies
  • Sus scrofa

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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First record of pseudorabies in feral swine in Nebraska. / Wilson, Sam; Doster, Alan R; Hoffman, Justin D.; Hygnstrom, Scott E.

In: Journal of wildlife diseases, Vol. 45, No. 3, 07.2009, p. 874-876.

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Wilson, Sam ; Doster, Alan R ; Hoffman, Justin D. ; Hygnstrom, Scott E. / First record of pseudorabies in feral swine in Nebraska. In: Journal of wildlife diseases. 2009 ; Vol. 45, No. 3. pp. 874-876.
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