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Lead contamination and associated disease in captive and reintroduced red kites Milvus milvus in England.
Since 1989, a red kite Milvus milvus reintroduction programme has been underway in the United Kingdom, with 4-6 week old nestlings brought into captivity and held for 6-8 weeks before reintroduction.Expand
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Parapoxvirus causes a deleterious disease in red squirrels associated with UK population declines
The disease implications of novel pathogens need to be considered when investigating the ecological impact of species translocations on native fauna. Traditional explanations based on competition orExpand
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Emergence of amphibian chytridiomycosis in Britain
, can be highly pathogenic,causing up to 90 to 100 per cent mortality in the postmeta-morphic life stages of some amphibian species (Scott 1993,Daszak and others 1999), while other amphibianExpand
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Squirrel poxvirus: Landscape scale strategies for managing disease threat
Abstract Squirrel poxvirus (SQPV) is a well-documented example of pathogen-mediated competition between an invasive species, the grey squirrel ( Sciurus carolinensis ), and a native species, theExpand
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Disease threats posed by alien species: the role of a poxvirus in the decline of the native red squirrel in Britain.
Red squirrels are declining in the United Kingdom. Competition from, and squirrel poxvirus (SQPV) disease carried by, grey squirrels are assumed to be determining the decline. We analyse theExpand
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Grey squirrels have high seroprevalence to a parapoxvirus associated with deaths in red squirrels
The population of red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) in the British Isles is in decline and is being supplanted by the grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis). It has been suggested thatExpand
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Chronic central neuropeptide Y infusion in normal rats: status of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis, and vagal mediation of hyperinsulinaemia
SummaryNeuropeptide Y in the hypothalamus is a potent physiological stimulator of feeding, and may contribute to the characteristic metabolic defects of obesity when hypothalamic levels remainExpand
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Monitoring ovarian function in scimitar‐horned oryx (Oryx dammah) by measurement of fecal 20α‐progestagen metabolites
The feasibility of monitoring ovarian function in scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) by measurement of fecal 20α-progestagens was investigated. Fecal samples were collected daily or on alternate daysExpand
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Analyzing disease risks associated with translocations.
Translocations of species are expected to be used increasingly to counter the undesirable effects of anthropogenic changes to ecosystems, including loss of species. Methods to assess the risk ofExpand
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