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International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 115, Issue 2, pp 79–81 | Cite as

Canine microsatellite polymorphisms as the resolution of an illegal animal death case in a Hungarian Zoological Gardens

  • Z. Pádár
  • M. Angyal
  • B. Egyed
  • S. Füredi
  • J. Woller
  • L. Zöldág
  • S. Fekete
Case report

Abstract

Several animal carcasses were found in the paddocks of a Hungarian County Zoo during 1 week. The ¶14 animals killed were thought to be the victims of a dogfight training. The primary suspect was the security guard of the Zoo with his guard dogs. DNA tests were carried out on hairs and bloodstains and 10 canine-specific STR loci were analysed by fluorescently labelled multiplex PCR using the ABI PRISM 310 Genetic Analyzer. The results confirmed that the killer was a single animal and all of the guard dogs were excluded.

Keywords Canine Animal identification Hair Microsatellites Multiplex STR profiling 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. Pádár
    • 1
  • M. Angyal
    • 2
  • B. Egyed
    • 1
  • S. Füredi
    • 1
  • J. Woller
    • 1
  • L. Zöldág
    • 3
  • S. Fekete
    • 3
  1. 1.DNA Laboratory, Institute for Forensic Sciences, P.O. Box 314/4, 1903 Budapest, HungaryHU
  2. 2.Department of Forensic Medicine, Medical University School of Pécs, P.O. Box 99, 7643 Pécs, HungaryHU
  3. 3.Szent István University Faculty of Veterinary Science, 1078 Budapest, HungaryHU

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