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

Authors
  • Furley, C W
  • Taylor, W P
  • Obi, T U
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Veterinary record
Publication Date
Nov 07, 1987
Volume
121
Issue
19
Pages
443–447
Identifiers
PMID: 3424615
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

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.

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