Serologic screening for 13 infectious agents in roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) in Flanders.

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INTRODUCTION: In order to investigate the role of roe deer in the maintenance and transmission of infectious animal and human diseases in Flanders, we conducted a serologic screening in 12 hunting areas.MATERIALS AND METHODS: Roe deer sera collected between 2008 and 2013 (n=190) were examined for antibodies against 13 infectious agents, using indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, virus neutralisation, immunofluorescence, or microagglutination test, depending on the agent.RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: High numbers of seropositives were found for Anaplasma phagocytophilum (45.8%), Toxoplasma …

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