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INVESTIGATION OF POTENTIAL FOR ZOONOTIC AND INTERSPECIES DISEASE TRANSMISSION TO LIVESTOCK VIA WHITE TAIL DEER IN GEORGIA

Investigators
Samples, OR; McCommon, GE; Mofya, SA; Terrill, Th, .
Institutions
Fort Valley State University
Start date
2021
End date
2025
Objective
1. Identify gastrointestinal parasites (i.e. nematodes Haemonchus contortus and Ostratagia osteratagi)in feces of Goergia White Tail Deer that may be transmitted to beef cattle in shared environments.2. Determine prevalence of Bovine Viral Diarrhea in Georgia WTD which may infect beef cattle through shared environs/parasites via ELISA testing of blood-serum/ear notches.3. Determine prevalence of Anaplasmosis in Georgia WTD that may be transmitted to beef cattle or humans through shared environs/parasites through microscopic exam of prepared blood smears.
Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
GEOX-3230
Accession number
1024532
Categories
Bacterial Pathogens
Commodities
Meat, Poultry, Game