Brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Area by Norman F. Cheville, Dale R. McCullough, Lee R. Paulson, National Research Council |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Area

Brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Area

by Norman F. Cheville, Dale R. McCullough, Lee R. Paulson, National Research Council
     
 

Brucellosis, a bacterial disease, was first noted in the Greater Yellowstone Area in 1917 and has been a chronic presence there since then. This book reviews existing scientific knowledge regarding brucellosis transmission among wildlife, particularly bison, elk, and cattle, in the Greater Yellowstone Area. It examines the mechanisms of transmission, risk of

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Brucellosis, a bacterial disease, was first noted in the Greater Yellowstone Area in 1917 and has been a chronic presence there since then. This book reviews existing scientific knowledge regarding brucellosis transmission among wildlife, particularly bison, elk, and cattle, in the Greater Yellowstone Area. It examines the mechanisms of transmission, risk of infection, and vaccination strategies. The book also assesses the actual infection rate among bison and elk and describes what is known about the prevalence of Brucella abortus among other wildlife.

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This National Resrouce Council study takes into account current research and reviews previous research in its exploration of the controversy over bison management in the GYA. The authors cover the disease, its transmission, detection of infected animals, the prevalence of in GYA bison and elk, transmission of the disease between different species, vaccines and their efficacy, and methods of reducing the risk of transmission from wildlife to cattle. Appends a list of questions addressed by the study, meeting agendas and presentations from two meetings held during the summer of 1997, and information about other diseases in GYA wildlife. No subject index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309059893
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
07/15/1998
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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