Infectious disease in cervids of North America: data, models, and management challenges.

  title={Infectious disease in cervids of North America: data, models, and management challenges.},
  author={Mary Margaret Conner and Michael Ryan Ebinger and Julie Anne Blanchong and Paul C. Cross},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
Over the past two decades there has been a steady increase in the study and management of wildlife diseases. This trend has been driven by the perception of an increase in emerging zoonotic diseases and the recognition that wildlife can be a critical factor for controlling infectious diseases in domestic animals. Cervids are of recent concern because, as a group, they present a number of unique challenges. Their close ecological and phylogenetic relationship to livestock species places them at… CONTINUE READING
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