Landscape risk factors for attacks of vampire bats on cattle in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

@article{Gomes2010LandscapeRF,
  title={Landscape risk factors for attacks of vampire bats on cattle in Sao Paulo, Brazil.},
  author={M. V. N. Gomes and Ant{\^o}nio Miguel Vieira Monteiro and Nicola Lewis and Celso Alberto Gonçalves and Vladimir de Souza Nogueira Filho},
  journal={Preventive veterinary medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={93 2-3},
  pages={139-46}
}
Vampire-bat (Desmodus rotundus) attacks on cattle are a major concern for cattle-raising area. Blood loss and paralytic rabies due to bat bites can impose severe losses on the livestock. We took four municipalities inside the Sao Joao da Boa Vista veterinary district (Sao Paulo, Brazil) as a study area and tested a set of landscape features for spatial correlation with distance to areas in which vampire-bat attacks on cattle were documented. Bat- and cattle-related data from the Sao Paulo State… CONTINUE READING

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