First detection of sarcoptic mange in free-ranging wild boar (Sus scrofa) in Switzerland.

Haas, Chloé Suzanne; Origgi, Francesco; Akdesir, Ezgi; Batista Linhares, Mainity; Giovannini, Samoa; Mavrot, Fabien; Casaubon, Julien; Ryser-Degiorgis, Marie-Pierre (2015). First detection of sarcoptic mange in free-ranging wild boar (Sus scrofa) in Switzerland. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 157(5), pp. 269-275. Huber 10.17236/sat00020

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In Switzerland sarcoptic mange is frequent in free-ranging wild carnivores but until recent years no cases had been recorded in wild ungulates. Since 2010, cases have been observed in wild boar in the cantons of Solothurn, Tessin and Thurgau. Here, we report the detection of mange-like skin lesions in wild boars by photo-trapping and the post-mortem findings in 6 culled animals presenting different stages of the disease. Potential sources of infection include mangy red foxes, outdoor domestic pigs and wild boars from surrounding countries. Disease spread in the wild boar population may become relevant not only for wildlife but also for domestic pig health in the future if piggeries' biosecurity is insufficient to prevent interactions with wild boar.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > Veterinary Public Health / Herd Health Management
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Animal Pathology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Center for Fish and Wildlife Health (FIWI)

UniBE Contributor:

Haas, Chloé Suzanne; Origgi, Francesco; Akdesir, Ezgi; Batista Linhares, Mainity; Giovannini, Samoa; Mavrot, Fabien; Casaubon, Julien and Ryser, Marie Pierre

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0036-7281

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

English

Submitter:

Lucia Gugger-Raaflaub

Date Deposited:

22 Apr 2016 09:33

Last Modified:

22 Apr 2016 09:33

Publisher DOI:

10.17236/sat00020

PubMed ID:

26753342

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.80174

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/80174

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