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Canine distemper virus antibody titer results for grizzly bears and wolves in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem 1984-2014

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1984
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2014

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van Manen, F.T., Smith, D.W., Haroldson, M.A., Stahler, D.R., Almberg, E.S., Whitman, C.L., and Cross, P.C., 2018, Canine distemper virus antibody titer results for grizzly bears and wolves in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem 1984-2014: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P96E4UCK.

Summary

We investigated the dynamics of canine distemper virus (CDV) in grizzly bears (Ursus arctos) and wolves (Canis lupus) of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) using serological data collected from 1984 to 2014. 565 sera samples were obtained from 425 unique grizzly bears (134 females and 291 males) from 1984 to 2014 and 319 sera samples were obtained from 285 unique wolves (130 females and 155 males) from 1996 to 2014. Here we provide the unique identifier for each individual, the species and sex, the date the individual was captured, the estimated birth year and age, and the CDV antibody titer results based upon serum neutralization assays.

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The serological data were collected for disease monitoring purposes. Sera from wolves and bears were tested for CDV by the New York State Animal Health Diagnostic Center (Ithaca, NY, USA). Ages and birth years of adult wolves were estimated based upon tooth wear, whereas ages of grizzly bears were based upon tooth cementum-layers.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P96E4UCK

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