Estimation of effectiveness of three methods of feral cat population control by use of a simulation model.

  title={Estimation of effectiveness of three methods of feral cat population control by use of a simulation model.},
  author={Robert J. McCarthy and Stephen H. Levine and J. Michael Reed},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={243 4},
OBJECTIVE To predict effectiveness of 3 interventional methods of population control for feral cat colonies. DESIGN Population model. SAMPLE Estimates of vital data for feral cats. PROCEDURES Data were gathered from the literature regarding the demography and mating behavior of feral cats. An individual-based stochastic simulation model was developed to evaluate the effectiveness of trap-neuter-release (TNR), lethal control, and trap-vasectomy-hysterectomy-release (TVHR) in decreasing the… 

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