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Diagnostic and molecular evaluation of three iridovirus-associated salamander mortality events

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Diagnostic and molecular evaluation of three iridovirus-associated salamander mortality events; 2003; Article; Journal; Journal of Wildlife Diseases; Docherty, D. E.; Meteyer, C. U.; Wang, J.; Mao, J.; Case, S. T.; Chinchar, V. G.

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In 1998 viruses were isolated from tiger salamander larvae (Ambystoma tigrinum diaboli and A. tigrinum melanostictum) involved in North Dakota and Utah (USA) mortality events and spotted salamander (A. maculatum) larvae in a third event in Maine (USA). Although sympatric caudates and anurans were present at all three sites only ambystomid larvae appeared to be affected. Mortality at the North Dakota site was in the thousands while at the Utah and Maine sites mortality was in the hundreds. Sick larvae were lethargic and slow moving. They swam in circles with obvious buoyancy problems and were unable to remain upright. On the ventral surface, near the gills and hind limbs, red spots or swollen areas were noted. Necropsy findings included: [...]

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