THE RISE AND FALL OF PSOROPTIC SCABIES IN BIGHORN SHEEP IN THE SAN ANDRES MOUNTAINS, NEW MEXICO

@inproceedings{Boyce2005THERA,
  title={THE RISE AND FALL OF PSOROPTIC SCABIES IN BIGHORN SHEEP IN THE SAN ANDRES MOUNTAINS, NEW MEXICO},
  author={Walter Miles Boyce and Mara E. Weisenberger},
  booktitle={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2005}
}
Between 1978 and 1997, a combination of psoroptic scabies (Psoroptes spp.), mountain lion (Puma concolor) predation, and periodic drought reduced a population of native desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) in the San Andres Mountains (SAM), New Mexico, from >200 individuals to a single ewe. In 1999, this ewe was captured, ensured to be Psoroptes-free, and released back into the SAM. Eleven radiocollared rams were translocated from the Red Rock Wildlife Area (RRWA) in New Mexico into the SAM… Expand
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