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Main Title Management of Disease in Wild Mammals [electronic resource] /
Author Delahay, Richard J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Smith, Graham C.
Hutchings, Michael R.
Publisher Springer Japan,
Year Published 2009
Call Number QL614-639.8
ISBN 9784431771340
Subjects Life sciences. ; Veterinary medicine. ; Animal ecology. ; Conservation biology. ; Zoology. ; Wildlife management. ; Environmental management.
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Contents Notes
The Science of Wildlife Disease Management -- Wildlife Population Structure and Parasite Transmission: Implications for Disease Management -- Assessment of Transmission Rates and Routes, and the Implications for Management -- Modelling Disease Dynamics and Management Scenarios -- An Economic Perspective on Wildlife Disease Management -- Options for the Control of Disease 1: Targeting the Infectious or Parasitic Agent -- Options for the Control of Disease 2: Targeting Hosts -- Options for the Control of Disease 3: Targeting the Environment -- Risk Assessment and Contingency Planning for Exotic Disease Introductions -- Wildlife Disease Surveillance and Monitoring -- Disease Management in Endangered Mammals. In recent years nobody could have failed to notice the frequent and often sensati- alist media headlines warning of the latest global disease threat to humankind. But behind all the hyperbole lie real challenges related to dealing with the increasing incidence of emerging zoonotic disease events, the majority of which are thought to originate in wildlife (Jones et al. 2008). There are also many important diseases of domestic livestock which also occur in wildlife (e. g. foot and mouth disease and classical swine fever in wild boar, bovine tuberculosis in deer, badgers or possums), some of which can have a devastating impact on the farming industry, the wider rural economy and ultimately the public purse. But we should also not forget that wildlife diseases may have serious implications for the conservation of biodiversity. For some of the rarest, most endangered species (such as the Ethiopian wolf) d- ease may pose the greatest threat to their survival. If we are to avoid or reduce these impacts then we must improve our ability to detect and manage the risks associated with disease in wildlife populations. This is a challenge that will require expertise from many different disciplines: veterinary, ecological, medical, economic, poli- cal and zoological. In such an interdisciplinary field it is difficult to stay up to date with contemporary ideas and with techniques that may be rapidly evolving.