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Title of the project

Involvement of Ardennes hunters in the national study on leptospirosis

Description

Launched in 2013 by the ”Entente de Lutte Interdépartementale contre les Zoonoses (ELIZ”) and ”VétoAgroSup Lyon”, this national study on Leptospirosis aims to define mammals carrying different strains of the disease.

The study is conducted on 30 departments and 28 mammals based on the analysis of kidneys collected during hunting by the Hunters’ Federations.

Results

The Fédération des Chasseurs des Ardennes and the hunters of the department were heavily involved in this study by collecting 173 kidneys of 16 different species, submitted to the LDA55. This participation is considered to be one of the largest in terms of sample size, species diversity and area covered.

Location

Country France
Level Regional
Region Grand-Est

Starting date

2013

Habitat Types

Mountains

Species

Species Caracteristics Birds, Mammals (other than large carnivores)
Species Type Huntable species

Conservation action(s)

Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data)

Partners

Leading partners Fédération départementale des chasseurs des Ardennes, L’Entente de Lutte Interdépartementale contre les Zoonoses, VétoAgroSup Lyon