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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-81
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Legal Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001



  • Animal identification
  • Canine
  • Hair
  • Microsatellites
  • Multiplex STR profiling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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