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Effects of management and climate on elk brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

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Effects of management and climate on elk brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem; 2007; Article; Journal; Ecological Applications; Cross, P. C.; Edwards, W. H.; Scurlock, B. M.; Maichak, E. J.; Rogerson, J. D.

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Every winter, government agencies feed ???6000 metric tons (6 ?? 106 kg) of hay to elk in the southern Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) to limit transmission of Brucella abortus, the causative agent of brucellosis, from elk to cattle. Supplemental feeding, however, is likely to increase the transmission of brucellosis in elk, and may be affected by climatic factors, such as snowpack. We assessed these possibilities using snowpack and feeding data from 1952 to 2006 and disease testing data from 1993 to 2006. Brucellosis seroprevalence was strongly correlated with the timing of the feeding season. Longer feeding seasons were associated with higher seroprevalence, but elk population size and density had only minor effects. In other [...]

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