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1 January 2002 Hemorrhagic Disease in Bighorn Sheep in Arizona
Ted H. Noon, Shannon Lynn Wesche, Dave Cagle, Daniel G. Mead, Edward J. Bicknell, Gregory A. Bradley, Shawnee Riplog-Peterson, Dave Edsall, Carlos Reggiardo
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Two bighorn sheep from Arizona (USA) were submitted for necropsy. One was a Rocky Mountain bighorn (Ovis canadensis canadensis) and the other was a desert bighorn (Ovis canadensis mexicana). Both had lesions consistent with those of hemorrhagic disease (HD). Epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus (EHDV) type-2 and bluetongue virus (BTV) type-17, respectively, were isolated from the sheep tissues. To our knowledge, HD caused by either EHDV or BTV infection has not been documented previously in Arizona bighorn sheep.

Noon, Wesche, Cagle, Mead, Bicknell, Bradley, Riplog-Peterson, Edsall, and Reggiardo: Hemorrhagic Disease in Bighorn Sheep in Arizona
Ted H. Noon, Shannon Lynn Wesche, Dave Cagle, Daniel G. Mead, Edward J. Bicknell, Gregory A. Bradley, Shawnee Riplog-Peterson, Dave Edsall, and Carlos Reggiardo "Hemorrhagic Disease in Bighorn Sheep in Arizona," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 38(1), 172-176, (1 January 2002). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-38.1.172
Received: 31 August 2000; Published: 1 January 2002
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Arizona bighorn sheep
blue-tongue
desert bighorn sheep
EHD
epizootic hemorrhagic disease
orbivirus
Ovis canadensis canadensis
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