Anti-leptospiral agglutinins in marmosets (Saguinus oedipus and Saguinus leucopus) from illegal trade

Gonzalez-Astudillo, Viviana, Pena-Stadlin, Juliana E. and Astudillo-Hernandez, Miryam (2015) Anti-leptospiral agglutinins in marmosets (Saguinus oedipus and Saguinus leucopus) from illegal trade. Revista MVZ Cordoba, 20 3: 4790-4799.

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Author Gonzalez-Astudillo, Viviana
Pena-Stadlin, Juliana E.
Astudillo-Hernandez, Miryam
Title Anti-leptospiral agglutinins in marmosets (Saguinus oedipus and Saguinus leucopus) from illegal trade
Journal name Revista MVZ Cordoba   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0122-0268
Publication date 2015
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
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Volume 20
Issue 3
Start page 4790
End page 4799
Total pages 10
Place of publication Monteria, Colombia
Publisher Universidad de Cordoba
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective. Determine the infection status with pathogenic Leptospira of one Saguinus oedipus and nine Saguinus leucopus at the Cali Zoo that had been confiscated in Colombia from illegal trade.

Materials and methods. A full physical examination, blood work, urinalysis were conducted in all individuals during the reception health check-up, in addition to running the microagglutination test with a pool of 19 serovars, with a starting dilution of 1:50.

Results. A high positive titer (≥1:3200) to Leptospira alexanderi serovar manhao in an asymptomatic S. oedipus was detected. All S. leucopus tested negative or less than 1:50.

Conclusions. Captive locations have been documented to artificially enhance opportunities to come into contact with contaminated bodily fluids from peridomestic rodents. However, infectious diseases acquired during the illegal transport of wildlife to major metropolitan centers are rarely considered a wildlife conservation or public health threat. Infection with zoonotic pathogens should also be considered an additional threat to endangered wild primates involved in illegal trade, which could hamper reintroduction efforts or other population management procedures for primate species with restricted and fragmented distributions.
Keyword Illegal trade
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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