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Risk factors for contacts between wild boar and outdoor pigs in Switzerland and investigations on potential Brucella suis spill-over

Natacha Wu1, Carlos Abril26, Andreas Thomann2, Eleonore Grosclaude4, Marcus G Doherr3, Patrick Boujon5 and Marie-Pierre Ryser-Degiorgis1*

Author Affiliations

1 Centre for Fish and Wildlife Health (FIWI), Institute of Animal Pathology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

2 Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology, Centre for Zoonoses, Bacterial Animal Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance (ZOBA), Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

3 Veterinary Public Health Institute, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

4 Service de la Consommation et des Affaires Vétérinaires, Geneva, Switzerland

5 Present address: Institut Galli-Valerio, Laboratoire d’analyses vétérinaires, Lausanne, Switzerland

6 Suisselab AG, Schützenmattstrasse 10, 3052, Zollikofen, Switzerland

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BMC Veterinary Research 2012, 8:116  doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-116

Published: 20 July 2012

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1a-d - Univariable models for potential risk factors for the four categories of contacts between wild boar and outdoor pigs (.pdf). Univariable association of potential risk factors in a study performed in Switzerland, 2009–2010. Significant associations with wild boar contacts are expressed by odds ratios (OR) and respective 95% confidence intervals (95% CI).

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