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dc.contributor.authorWitte, Carmel L.
dc.contributor.authorLamberski, Nadine
dc.contributor.authorRideout, Bruce
dc.contributor.authorVaida, Florin
dc.contributor.authorCitino, Scott B.
dc.contributor.authorBarrie, Michael T.
dc.contributor.authorHaefele, Holly J.
dc.contributor.authorJunge, Randall E.
dc.contributor.authorMurray, Suzan
dc.contributor.authorHungerford, Laura L.
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-27T23:20:50Z
dc.date.available2020-05-27T23:20:50Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier0003-1488
dc.identifier.doi10.2460/javma.251.8.946
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12634/275
dc.descriptionThe collaborative study led by SDZG and funded by the Morris Animal Foundation included nearly 150 cheetah cubs housed across 6 US breeding institutions. The goal of the study was to better understand causes of feline herpesvirus infections in cheetahs, an important respiratory disease that can be a cause of illness in zoo-housed cheetahs. Using archived medical data, cubs were followed forward through time to better understand factors predisposing them to developing clinically significant FHV. Our findings show that a large proportion (35%) of cubs developed clinical signs consistent with FHV by one and a half years of age. Contrary to popular belief, clinical manifestation of FHV in the dam was not a significant predictor of disease in her cubs. Other important factors that may guide future management of cheetahs research on this disease were identified.
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of and risk factors for clinical feline herpesvirus (FHV) infection in zoo-housed cheetahs and determine whether dam infection was associated with offspring infection. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study....
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.urlhttp://avmajournals.avma.org/doi/abs/10.2460/javma.251.8.946
dc.rightsCopyright American Veterinary Medical Association
dc.subjectCHEETAHS
dc.subjectEPIDEMIOLOGY
dc.subjectVIROLOGY
dc.subjectZOOS
dc.subjectHUSBANDRY
dc.titleEpidemiology of clinical feline herpesvirus infection in zoo-housed cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus)
dc.typeArticle
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
dc.source.volume251
dc.source.issue8
dc.source.beginpage946
dc.source.endpage956
dcterms.dateAccepted2017
html.description.abstractOBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of and risk factors for clinical feline herpesvirus (FHV) infection in zoo-housed cheetahs and determine whether dam infection was associated with offspring infection. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study....


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