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Volume 25, Number 6—June 2019

Mass Die-Off of Saiga Antelopes, Kazakhstan, 2015

Sasan Fereidouni, Graham L. Freimanis, Mukhit Orynbayev, Paolo Ribeca, John Flannery, Donald P. King, Steffen Zuther, Martin Beer, Dirk Höper, Aidyn Kydyrmanov, Kobey Karamendin, and Richard KockComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Vienna, Austria (S. Fereidouni); The Pirbright Institute, Pirbright, UK (G.L. Freimanis, P. Ribeca, J. Flannery, D.P. King); Research Institute for Biological Safety Problems, Otar, Kazakhstan (M. Orynbayev); Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan, Astana, Kazakhstan (S. Zuther); Frankfurt Zoological Society, Frankfurt, Germany (S. Zuther); Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Greifswald-Insel Riems, Germany (M. Beer, D. Höper); Institute of Microbiology and Virology, Almaty, Kazakhstan (A. Kydrymanov, K. Karamendin); Royal Veterinary College, London, UK (R. Kock)

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Table 1

Details outlining the origins of the 8 FTA samples, including animals and GPS data, used in an investigation of a mass die-off of saiga antelopes, Kazakhstan, 2015*

Sample no. Species Age, y/sex Comment Sample type GPS no. Date
1 Saiga tatarica 3–4/F Postmortem FTA x2 427 2015 May 26
2 Saiga tatarica 3/F Postmortem FTA x2 426 2015 May 26
3 Saiga tatarica 1–2/F Postmortem FTA x2 456 2015 May 26
4 Saiga tatarica 1–2/F Postmortem FTA x2 452 2015 May 26
5 Saiga tatarica 5–6/F Postmortem FTA x2 457 2015 May 26
6 Saiga tatarica >5/F Postmortem FTA x2 458 2015 May 26
7 Saiga tatarica 2/F Postmortem FTA x2 455 2015 May 26
8 Saiga tatarica 13/F Postmortem FTA x2 NA 2015 Jun 25

*GPS, global positioning system; NA, no information available.

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