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Volume 14, Number 12—December 2008

Sentinel-based Surveillance of Coyotes to Detect Bovine Tuberculosis, Michigan

Kurt C. VerCauterenComments to Author , Todd C. Atwood, Thomas J. DeLiberto, Holly J. Smith, Justin S. Stevenson, Bruce V. Thomsen, Thomas Gidlewski, and Janet Payeur
Author affiliations: US Department of Agriculture–Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA–APHIS) Wildlife Services, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (K.C. VerCauteren, T.C. Atwood, T.J. DeLiberto, H.J. Smith, J.S. Stevenson); USDA-APHIS Veterinary Services Laboratories, Ames, Iowa, USA (B.V. Thomsen, T. Gidlewski, J. Payeur);

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Number of coyotes sampled and determined to be Mycobacterium bovis positive,* 4 counties, Michigan, USA, 2003–2005

County No. sampled (no. positive)
Adult M Adult F Juvenile M Juvenile F
Montmorency 6 (1) 8 (2) 6 (3) 5 (1)
Alpena 5 (2) 4 (2) 7 (5) 6 (1)
Alcona 11 (5) 12 (5) 16 (5) 20 (8)
Oscoda 12 (7) 9 (4) 23 (6) 18 (1)

*Determined by histologic examination and mycobacterial culture, followed by PCR for strain identification.

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