Departmental Bulletin Paper Serological surveillance for antibodies against Erysipelothrix species in wild boar and deer in Japan

Shimizu, Takae  ,  Okamoto, Chiaki  ,  Aoki, Hiroshi  ,  Harada, Kazuki  ,  Kataoka, Yasushi  ,  Ono, Fumiko  ,  Kadohira, Mutsuyo  ,  Takai, Shinji

64 ( 1 )  , pp.91 - 94 , 2016-02 , Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University
We investigated the seroprevalence of antibodies against Erysipelothrix in wild animals in Japan. Serum samples were collected from 48 wild boar, 26 Yezo deer and 26 Japanese deer in Japan. Growth agglutination (GA) test was performed to estimate antibody titers. As a result, positive results were obtained from 32 (66.7%), 1 (3.6%) and 6 (23.1%) samples from wild boar, Yezo deer and Japanese deer, respectively. Our findings suggest that wild animals may be an important reservoir of Erysipelothrix.

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