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11 October 2021 Investigating the Impact of Group Holding on the Transfer of Ophidiomyces ophidiicola DNA in Free-Ranging Lake Erie Watersnakes (Nerodia sipedon insularum)
Kennymac Durante, Ellen Haynes, Kathryn Vivirito, Kristin Stanford, Matthew C. Allender
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Ophidiomycosis threatens snakes worldwide. We swabbed free-ranging Lake Erie watersnakes (Nerodia sipedon insularum) for quantitative PCR detection of Ophidiomyces ophidiicola before and after group and individual holding in pillowcases. Our results indicate that group, rather than individual, holding does not significantly increase detection of O. ophidiicola DNA.

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Kennymac Durante, Ellen Haynes, Kathryn Vivirito, Kristin Stanford, and Matthew C. Allender "Investigating the Impact of Group Holding on the Transfer of Ophidiomyces ophidiicola DNA in Free-Ranging Lake Erie Watersnakes (Nerodia sipedon insularum)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 57(4), 980-982, (11 October 2021). https://doi.org/10.7589/JWD-D-21-00010
Received: 24 January 2021; Accepted: 10 June 2021; Published: 11 October 2021
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