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SPV field trials bait uptake data


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Abbott, R.C., Richgels, K.L.D., Russell, R.E., and Rocke, T.E., 2017, SPV field trials bait uptake data: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


These data were collected as part of a field trial to test the effectiveness of a sylvatic plague vaccine (see Rocke et al., 2017 for details). Vaccine and control plots were selected randomly from the available pairs at each location. Baits containing Rhodamine B, a biomarker, were distributed at each plot. At least 1 week and no more than 2 months post-baiting each year, local collaborators captured, marked, and sampled prairie dogs. Hair and whisker samples were collected from up to 50 unique prairie dogs from each plot each year. Sex, age, weight, and the identity of all current-year and prior-year recaptures were recorded for each captured animal. In the laboratory, hair/whiskers were assessed for the presence of Rhodamine B which [...]


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Rachel C Abbott
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Rachel C Abbott, Katherine L Richgels, Robin E Russell, Tonie E Rocke
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Rachel C Abbott
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
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National Wildlife Health Center

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The data were collected to determine SPV bait uptake by prairie dogs and the factors that affect uptake.

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DOI doi:10.5066/F7X92968

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