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1 July 2006 Prevalence and Serovars of Salmonella in the Feces of Free-Ranging White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in Nebraska
David G. Renter, David P. Gnad, Jan M. Sargeant, Scott E. Hygnstrom
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To determine the prevalence and serovars of Salmonella in free-ranging deer, we cultured feces from white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) harvested by hunters during a regular firearm season in southeastern Nebraska (USA). We recovered Salmonella from 5 (1%; 95% confidence interval: 0.37–2.20%) of 500 samples and identified four different Salmonella enterica serovars [Litch-field (1), Dessau (1), Infantis (2), and Enteritidis (1)]. Although the prevalence of Salmonella in free-ranging deer appears to be low, the serovars recovered are known to be pathogenic to humans and animals.

Renter, Gnad, Sargeant, and Hygnstrom: Prevalence and Serovars of Salmonella in the Feces of Free-Ranging White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in Nebraska
David G. Renter, David P. Gnad, Jan M. Sargeant, and Scott E. Hygnstrom "Prevalence and Serovars of Salmonella in the Feces of Free-Ranging White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in Nebraska," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 42(3), 699-703, (1 July 2006). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-42.3.699
Received: 30 June 2005; Published: 1 July 2006
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