Muskoxen are a key species of Arctic ecosystems and are important for food security and
socio-economic well-being of many Indigenous communities in the Arctic and Subarctic.
Between 2009 and 2014, the bacterium Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae was isolated for the
first time in this species in association with multiple mortality events in Canada and Alaska,
raising questions regarding the spatiotemporal occurrence of the pathogen and its potential
impact on muskox populations.
|Title||Novel insights into serodiagnosis and epidemiology of Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, a newly recognized pathogen in muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus)|
|Authors||F. Mavrot, K. Orsel, W. Hutchins, Layne G. Adams, K. Beckmen, J. Blake, S. Checkley, T. Davison, J. Di Francesco, B. Elkin, L. Leclerc, A. Schneider, M. Tomaselli, S. Kutz|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||PLoS ONE|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Alaska Science Center Biology WTEB|