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Jackdaw has caused increasing number of reported incidents in cattle farms in Finland during the recent years. There is concern that jackdaws could spread diseases that infect production animals and/or humans but the prevalence of pathogens in jackdaw population is not known. Jackdaw is protected in Finland which complicates the control measures. This projects aims to measure the prevalence of Brachyspira spp. and Campylobacter spp. species that could cause diseases in human and/or production animals in the feces of jacdaw populations in Seinäjoki ja Lahti regions. The results would help the authorites in decision making concerning the control measures of jackdaw in urban and agricultural environments. The samples will be collected in on-going project. Part of the samples have already been analyzed. A significant proportion of the samples contained bacterial strains that were identified to belong to genera Campylobacter or Brachyspira. The strains already collected and the strains collected from samples yet to be analyzed will be deposited for further identification planned to be carried out in the project. The strains will be identified to at least species level using PCR, MALDI-TOF and DNA sequencing.
|Effective start/end date||01/05/2015 → 31/12/2016|