Management of diseases in free-ranging wildlife populations

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Edited by: Eric MillerNadine Lamberski, and Paul Calle



Diseases are increasingly threatening the conservation of wildlife species. Spillover of pathogens into humans and domestic animals may negatively impact public health and the economy, requiring increased proactive management actions. The North American Wildlife Management Model provides the philosophical basis for managing wildlife and underpins all management options. Diseases in wildlife populations may be managed by manipulation of the environment, manipulation of the host, manipulation of the agent, and modification of human behavior. Important considerations include setting management goals, and metrics to assess success. Future strategies include using systems and One Health approaches to develop interventions that optimize outcomes for humans, animals, and the environment.
Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Management of diseases in free-ranging wildlife populations
Chapter 9
Year Published 2022
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description 7 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Fowler's zoo and wild animal medicine current therapy, volume 10
First page 47
Last page 53
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