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Disease and Ethiopian wolves (Canis simensis): trialling the feasibility of oral vaccination against rabies

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Disease often plays a large role in the population dynamics of wild canids, and is the most immediate threat to the Endangered Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis). Well-documented rabies epizootics have devastated the Bale wolf population three times since 1991, with mortality of 65-75% in affected areas. Intensive monitoring permitted the diagnoses of wolf carcasses found in 2008/09, which confirmed two separate introductions of the same rabies strain from the sympatric dog reservoir...

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University of Oxford
Research group:
WildCRU
Oxford college:
Lady Margaret Hall
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral

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