Septicemic Listeriosis in Wild Hares from Saskatchewan, Canada

dc.contributor.authorRothenburger, Jamie L.
dc.contributor.authorBennett, Katarina R.
dc.contributor.authorBryan, Lorraine
dc.contributor.authorBollinger, Trent K.
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-02T17:44:04Z
dc.date.available2015-10-02T17:44:04Z
dc.date.issued2015-04-01
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Pathobiologyen
dc.description.abstractThe bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes, causes disease in a wide variety of mammals including rabbits and hares. We describe naturally acquired metritis and septicemic listeriosis in wild female hares from Saskatchewan, Canada. Between April 2012 and July 2013, two white-tailed jackrabbits (Lepus townsendii) and a snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus) were presented to the Veterinary Medical Centre at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada with nonspecific neurologic signs. The hares were euthanized and autopsied. Necrotizing fibrinosuppurative metritis was present in all. Additional findings in individual hares included: fetal maceration, multifocal necrotizing myocarditis, multifocal hepatic necrosis, and nonsuppurative encephalitis. Listeria monocytogenes was cultured from multiple tissues in each hare. Although listeriosis in pregnant domestic rabbits has been studied, this is the first detailed description in wild North American hares. The epidemiology of listeriosis including prevalence and the role of environmental sources and coprophagy in transmission among hares requires further investigation.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0090-3558
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/9288
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherJournal of Wildlife Diseasesen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/*
dc.subjectHareen_US
dc.subjectLepus americanusen_US
dc.subjectLepus townsendiien_US
dc.subjectListeria monocytogenesen_US
dc.subjectlisteriosisen_US
dc.subjectmetritisen_US
dc.subjectsepticemiaen_US
dc.titleSepticemic Listeriosis in Wild Hares from Saskatchewan, Canadaen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dcterms.relationRothenburger JR, et al. 2015. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 51(2):503-8 DOI: 10.7589/2014-06-159

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