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Carnivore Ecology and ConservationA Handbook of Techniques$
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Luigi Boitani and Roger A. Powell

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199558520

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558520.001.0001

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Investigating cause-specific mortality and diseases in carnivores: tools and techniques

Investigating cause-specific mortality and diseases in carnivores: tools and techniques

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(p.294) 13 Investigating cause-specific mortality and diseases in carnivores: tools and techniques
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Carnivore Ecology and Conservation
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Greta M. Wengert

Mourad W. Gabriel

Deana L. Clifford

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558520.003.0013

This chapter describes a variety of tools and techniques for the collection, storage, and analysis of biological samples and information for the study of cause-specific mortality and disease prevalence in carnivores. It highlights the importance of representative sampling in order to make sound inferences about disease and specific causes of mortality in population regulation. The chapter discusses ways to incorporate these data into epizootiological studies and modelling efforts to predict disease transmission through populations and the effects of disease management actions. Finally, methods employed by wildlife managers and health professionals to control disease in carnivore populations are described and compared.

Keywords:   disease, pathogen, parasite, cause-specific mortality

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