PMCCPMCCPMCC

Search tips
Search criteria 

Advanced

 
Logo of compmedJournal Web siteSee also archive of Canadian Journal of Comparative MedicineNow Published as Canadian Journal of Veterinary ResearchFormerly published as Canadian Journal of Comparative Medicine and Veterinary Science. 1940 to 1968.
 
Can J Comp Med. Jul 1969; 33(3): 220–226.
PMCID: PMC1319378
Bat Rabies in Canada 1963-1967
M. Beauregard
Animal Pathology Division, Health of Animals Branch, Canada Department of Agriculture, Animal Diseases Research Institute, P.O. Box 1400, Hull, Quebec.
Abstract
Six hundred and twenty-eight insectivorous bats originating from seven provinces were submitted to this Institute for rabies diagnosis between August 1, 1963 and December 31, 1967. Brain tissue was examined by the fluorescent antibody technique and the mouse infectivity test was carried out with brain, salivary gland, interscapular adipose tissue and kidney samples. Rabies virus was detected in 44 bats, 29 of which were from Ontario, 12 from British Columbia and three from Manitoba. Most of the positive cases were diagnosed in summer months. Seven species were represented among the specimens found to be rabid; there were 32 big brown bats, three hoary bats, three silver-haired bats, two little brown bats, one eastern pipistrelle, one Keen myotis and one red bat. Another bat which was not identified also proved to be infected with rabies.
Full text
Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (795K), or click on a page image below to browse page by page.
Articles from Canadian Journal of Comparative Medicine are provided here courtesy of
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association