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Determinants for swine mycoplasmal pneumonia reproduction under experimental conditions: A systematic review and recursive partitioning analysis

One of the main Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyopneumoniae) swine experimental model objectives is to reproduce mycoplasmal pneumonia (MP). Unfortunately, experimental validated protocols to maximize the chance to successfully achieve lung lesions induced by M. hyopneumoniae are not available at the moment. Thus, the objective of this work was to identify those factors that might...

Long-term dynamics of Mycoplasma conjunctivae at the wildlife-livestock interface in the Pyrenees

FernaÂndez-Aguilar. Funding acquisition: Joachim Frey, Jorge RamoÂn LoÂpez-Olvera. Investigation: Xavier FernaÂndez-Aguilar, Oscar CabezoÂn, Joachim Frey, Roser Velarde, Emmanuel Serrano, Andreu Colom-Cadena ... FernaÂndez-Aguilar. Writing ± original draft: Xavier FernaÂndez-Aguilar. Writing ± review & editing: Xavier FernaÂndez-Aguilar, Oscar CabezoÂn, Joachim Frey, Roser Velarde, Emmanuel Serrano, Andreu Colom

Correction: Oxidative Stress in Wild Boars Naturally and Experimentally Infected with Mycobacterium bovis

RodrÂõguez Nora Navarro-Gonza lez Asta Tvarijonaviciute Santiago LavÂõn Pedro Ferna ndez-Llario Joaquim Segale s Emmanuel Serrano Fig 2 is incorrect. The axis labels Severe TB and TB free are

Sarcoptes scabiei infestation does not alter the stability of ectoparasite communities

(MEC) National Funds. Emmanuel Serrano was supported by the postdoctoral program (SFRH/BPD/96637/2013) of the FCT, Portugal. The authors acknowledge the support of the Sierra Nevada Natural Space staff ... /98387/2013) co-financed by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), European Social Fund (ESF) and Ministério da Educação e Ciência (MEC) national funds. Emmanuel Serrano was supported by the

Predicting herbivore faecal nitrogen using a multispecies near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy calibration

Optimal management of free-ranging herbivores requires the accurate assessment of an animal’s nutritional status. For this purpose ‘near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy’ (NIRS) is very useful, especially when nutritional assessment is done through faecal indicators such as faecal nitrogen (FN). In order to perform an NIRS calibration, the default protocol recommends starting by...

Evaluating the feeding preferences of West Nile virus mosquito vectors using bird-baited traps

Background The total contact rates (TCRs) between mosquito vectors and their potential hosts have a serious impact on disease transmission dynamics. Culex pipiens (sensu stricto) (s.s.) is considered the main vector of the West Nile Virus (WNV) in Europe and birds are the reservoir hosts. The results of our previous study showed that WNV seroreactors are significantly more...

Oxidative Stress in Wild Boars Naturally and Experimentally Infected with Mycobacterium bovis

RodrÂõguez 0 Nora Navarro-Gonza lez Asta Tvarijonaviciute Santiago LavÂõn 0 Pedro Ferna ndez-Llario Joaquim Segale s Emmanuel Serrano 0 0 Servei dÂEcopatologia de Fauna Salvatge (SEFaS), Departament de

Evaluation of three enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays for sarcoptic mange diagnosis and assessment in the Iberian ibex, Capra pyrenaica

Enrique Granados 1 Emmanuel Serrano 0 3 Debora Dellamaria 7 Rosa Casais 6 Luca Rossi 5 Anna Puigdemont 4 Francisco Javier Cano-Manuel 1 Paulino Fandos 9 Jesús María Pérez 8 José Espinosa 8 Ramón Casimiro

Fecal Nitrogen Concentration as a Nutritional Quality Indicator for European Rabbit Ecological Studies

Measuring the quality of the nutritional resources available to wild herbivores is critical to understanding trophic regulation processes. However, the direct assessment of dietary nutritional characteristics is usually difficult, which hampers monitoring nutritional constraints in natural populations. The feeding ecology of ruminant herbivores has been often assessed by...

Sex-biased severity of sarcoptic mange at the same biological cost in a sexually dimorphic ungulate

Background In sexually dimorphic species, male susceptibility to parasite infection and mortality is frequently higher than in females. The Iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica) is a sexually dimorphic mountain ungulate endemic to the Iberian Peninsula commonly affected by sarcoptic mange, a chronic catabolic skin disease caused by Sarcoptes scabiei. Since 1992, sarcoptic mange affects...

Sarcoptic mange breaks up bottom-up regulation of body condition in a large herbivore population

Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), European Social Fund (ESF) and Ministério da Educação e Ciência (MEC) National Funds. Emmanuel Serrano was supported by the postdoctoral program (SFRH/BPD/96637/2013) of the

Male-biased gastrointestinal parasitism in a nearly monomorphic mountain ungulate

Background Pyrenean chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica pyrenaica) is a nearly monomorphic mountain ungulate with an unbiased sex-specific overwinter adult survival. Few differences in gastrointestinal parasitism have been reported by coprology as yet. This study aims to assess diversity, prevalence, intensity of infection and aggregation of gastrointestinal nematodes in male and female...

Management of a caseous lymphadenitis outbreak in a new Iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica) stock reservoir

Andreu Colom-Cadena Roser Velarde Jes?s Salinas Carmen Borge Ignacio Garc?a-Bocanegra Emmanuel Serrano Diana Gass? Ester Bach Encarna Casas-D?az Jorge R L?pez-Olvera Santiago Lav?n Lu?s Le?n-Vizca?no

Long-Term Assessment of Wild Boar Harvesting and Cattle Removal for Bovine Tuberculosis Control in Free Ranging Populations

Wild boar is a recognized reservoir of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in the Mediterranean ecosystems, but information is scarce outside of hotspots in southern Spain. We describe the first high-prevalence focus of TB in a non-managed wild boar population in northern Spain and the result of eight years of TB management. Measures implemented for disease control included the control of...

Severity of Bovine Tuberculosis Is Associated with Co-Infection with Common Pathogens in Wild Boar

Co-infections with parasites or viruses drive tuberculosis dynamics in humans, but little is known about their effects in other non-human hosts. This work aims to investigate the relationship between Mycobacterium bovis infection and other pathogens in wild boar (Sus scrofa), a recognized reservoir of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in Mediterranean ecosystems. For this purpose, it has...

Effect of Cattle on Salmonella Carriage, Diversity and Antimicrobial Resistance in Free-Ranging Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) in Northeastern Spain

Salmonella is distributed worldwide and is a pathogen of economic and public health importance. As a multi-host pathogen with a long environmental persistence, it is a suitable model for the study of wildlife-livestock interactions. In this work, we aim to explore the spill-over of Salmonella between free-ranging wild boar and livestock in a protected natural area in NE Spain and...

Two Different Epidemiological Scenarios of Border Disease in the Populations of Pyrenean chamois (Rupicapra p. pyrenaica) after the First Disease Outbreaks

Since 2001 several outbreaks of a new disease associated with Border disease virus (BDV) infection have caused important declines in Pyrenean chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica) populations in the Pyrenees. The goal of this study was to analyze the post-outbreak BDV epidemiology in the first two areas affected by disease with the aim to establish if the infection has become endemic. We...

Neatness depends on season, age, and sex in Iberian ibex Capra pyrenaica

Heterogeneity in host compatibility is one of the main hypotheses proposed to explain uneven resistance to parasites and uneven parasite load between hosts. It suggests that differences between hosts modulate their predispositions as suitable environments for their potential parasites. Interesting studies of antiparasitic behavior have reported the existence of behavioral traits...

Density dependence of developmental instability in a dimorphic ungulate

Emmanuel Serrano Jean-Marc Angibault Bruno Cargnelutti A. J. Mark Hewison Articles on similar topics can be found in the following collections Receive free email alerts when new articles cite this