Disease risks and overabundance of game species

  title={Disease risks and overabundance of game species},
  author={Christian Gort{\'a}zar and Pelayo Acevedo and Francisco Ruiz-Fons and Joaqu{\'i}n Vicente},
  journal={European Journal of Wildlife Research},
Different studies have evidenced the relationship between host abundance and health status of wildlife populations. Diseases that benefit from wildlife overabundance can affect not only the fitness and trophy quality of game species, but also public health, livestock health, and the conservation of endangered species. This paper reviews a number of European examples to highlight the relationship between overabundance and disease in game species, and discusses the possibilities of limiting the… 

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