Investigation and Management of Disease in Wild Animals by G.A. Wobeser

By G.A. Wobeser

This is often the 1st monograph to supply a basic review of the examine and administration of sickness in wild animal populations. Written by means of an skilled researcher and instructor, the obtainable textual content will serve as either an advent to the sphere and a origin for destiny dialogue and supplementation.

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The geographic range of a disease is the most basic of spatial information. Even a large scale map showing the approximate Iocation of all known cases may provide useful information. For example, a wildlife manager in a western province or state could use a map, such as Figure 3-3, to determine those areas from which it would be unwise to allow importation of white-tailed deer. Importation from these areas would be unwise because of 29 the potential of importing the meningeal worm Parelaphostrongylus tenuis that is not present eurrently in western areas.

These criteria dictated the methods to be used and the sam pies to be collected for examination. During the investigation, we found that only about 70% of the birds found dead met these criteria. Approximately two-thirds of the birds that did not fit had gunshot wounds and the remainder were found to be infected with another bacterium, Pasteurella anatipestifer. In this instance, without criteria that forced us to examine all birds in a specific manner, the number of dead birds would have been counted, a few would have been examined, the actual mortality to avian cholera would have been overestimated by 30%, and we would have been unaware of the simultaneous occurrence of a disease (P.

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