Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options Skip directly to A-Z link Skip directly to A-Z link Skip directly to A-Z link
Volume 18, Number 3—March 2012

Causes of Pneumonia Epizootics among Bighorn Sheep, Western United States, 2008–2010

Thomas E. BesserComments to Author , Margaret A. Highland, Katherine Baker, E. Frances Cassirer, Neil J. Anderson, Jennifer M. Ramsey, Kristin Mansfield, Darren L. Bruning, Peregrine Wolff, Joshua B. Smith, and Jonathan A. Jenks
Author affiliations: Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA (T.E. Besser, M.A. Highland, K. Baker); Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, Pullman (T.E. Besser); US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, Pullman (M.A. Highland); Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Lewiston, Idaho, USA (E.F. Cassirer); Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Bozeman, Montana, USA (N.J. Anderson, J.M. Ramsey); Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Spokane Valley, Washington, USA (K. Mansfield); US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Olympia, Washington, USA (D.L. Bruning); Nevada Department of Wildlife, Reno, Nevada, USA (P. Wolff); South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, USA (J.B. Smith, J.A. Jenks)

Main Article

Table 4

Strain types identified in lung tissue from bighorn sheep, western United States, 2008–2010*

Population Pasteurellaceae (no. animals)† Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae (no. animals)‡
East Fork Bitterroot, MT Btre21, Mhae5, Pmul5 (1 each); Pmul24 (5) Movi3 (5)
Bonner, MT No isolate available Movi4 (6)
Lower Rock Creek. MT Btre1 (1); Pmul22 (3) Movi6 (3)
Anaconda, MT Pmul24 (5) Movi6 (5)
East Humboldt and Ruby Mountains, NV Btre7 (2); Btre8 (3) Movi5 (4)
Yakima Canyon, WA Btre8, Pmul 22 (1 each); Pmul20 (3); Btre9, 13 (5 each) Movi2 (7)
Spring Creek, SD Btre10, 11, 12, 17, 19 (1 each); Pmul20 (2) Movi7 (5)
Hells Canyon, OR and WA Btre 1, 2, 3, 4, 14, 15, 16 (1 each) Movi1 (4)
Quilomene, WA Mhae23 (1); Btre8 (2) None detected
Asotin Creek, WA No isolate available None detected

*MT, Montana; NV, Nevada; SD, South Dakota; WA, Washington; OR, Oregon.
Pasteurellaceae cluster assignments based on apaI pulsed-field gel electrophoresis profiles with Dice coefficients clustered by unpaired pair group method with arithmetic means (threshold, 90% identity).
M. ovipneumoniae strain types identified by ribosomal 16S–23S intergenic spacer region DNA sequences.

Main Article

Page created: February 16, 2012
Page updated: February 16, 2012
Page reviewed: February 16, 2012
The conclusions, findings, and opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by any of the groups named above.