Evidence of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) infection in huemul deer (Hippocamelus bisulcus) in Patagonian fjords

  • Miguel Salgado Instituto de Medicina Preventiva Veterinaria, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Austral de Chile
  • Paulo Corti Instituto de Ciencia Animal, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Austral de Chile
  • Cristobal Verdugo Instituto de Medicina Preventiva Veterinaria, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Austral de Chile
  • Camilo Tomckowiack Instituto de Medicina Preventiva Veterinaria, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Austral de Chile
  • Ruben Moreira Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Recursos Naturales, Universidad Santo Tomás, Santiago, Chile.
  • Karla Durán Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Recursos Naturales, Universidad Santo Tomás, Santiago, Chile.
  • Carolina Aviléz Instituto de Medicina Preventiva Veterinaria, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Austral de Chile
  • Carlos Tejeda Instituto de Medicina Preventiva Veterinaria, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Austral de Chile

Abstract

In the Chilean coastal Patagonia, fourteen wild deer huemul faecal pellet samples were collected and cultured for Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis detection. Six samples were positive, but only one was able to show a molecular type similar to the most common strain reported for cattle in Chile.
Published
May 26, 2017
How to Cite
SALGADO, Miguel et al. Evidence of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) infection in huemul deer (Hippocamelus bisulcus) in Patagonian fjords. Austral Journal of Veterinary Sciences, [S.l.], v. 49, n. 2, p. 135-137, may 2017. ISSN 0719-8132. Available at: <http://australjvs.cl/index.php/amv/article/view/500>. Date accessed: 22 july 2017.
Section
Case Report