Foot-and-mouth disease in the African elephant (Loxodonta africana)

Show simple item record Howell, P.G. Young, E. Hedger, R.S.
dc.contributor.editor De Lange, M.
dc.contributor.editor Bigalke, R.D.
dc.contributor.editor Howell, P.G.
dc.contributor.editor Reinecke, R.K.
dc.contributor.editor Walker, Jane B.
dc.contributor.other De Kock, V.E. 2016-07-06T10:40:52Z 2016-07-06T10:40:52Z 2016 1973
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dc.description.abstract A strain of SAT 2 foot-and-mouth disease virus which was experimentally inoculated into the epidermis of the tongues of captive African elephants produced vesicular lesions at the site of inoculation. After a short period of viraemia, secondary lesions developed in the mouth and on the feet giving rise to extensive tissue damage and the separation of the soles. In spite of close contact there was no spread of the disease to other elephants and by conventional sampling techniques no carrier virus could be demonstrated. The neutralizing antibody response was of a low order and this finding together with the observations made during the course of the experimental disease are discussed in relation to the possible role of the elephant in the epizootiology of foot-and-mouth disease in Africa. en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Howell, PG, Young, E & Hedger, RS 1973, 'Foot-and-mouth disease in the African elephant (Loxodonta africana)’, Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 41-52. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0330-2465
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Published by the Government Printer, Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights © 1973 ARC - Onderstepoort and Faculty of Veterinary Science. University of Pretoria (original). © 2016 University of Pretoria. Department of Library Services (digital). en_ZA
dc.subject Veterinary medicine en_ZA
dc.subject.lcsh Veterinary medicine -- South Africa
dc.title Foot-and-mouth disease in the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) en_ZA
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