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CWD Prions Remain Infectious after Passage Through the Digestive System of Coyotes (Canis latrans)

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a geographically expanding prion disease of wild and captive cervids in North America. Disease can be transmitted directly, animal to animal, or indirectly via the environment. CWD contamination can occur residually in the environment via … read more

Echinococcus Fact Sheet

What is Echinococcus? Echinococcus is a genus of tapeworm. Two species of Echinococcus (Echinococcus granulosus, and Echinococcus multilocularis) are known to exist in Montana wildlife. E. multilocularis has been documented in coyotes (SeeSee et al., 1983 and SeeSee et al., … read more

2011-2012 Elk Brucellosis Survey and Research Summary

In the winter of 2011-2012 Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks initiated the second year of a multiyear project with the goals of delineating the geographical distribution of brucellosis in elk populations, enhancing our understanding of how brucellosis functions in elk … read more

Northern Coyote/Coywolf Taxonomy and Admixture: A Meta-Analysis

A flurry of recent papers have attempted to taxonomically characterise eastern canids, mainly grey wolves Canis lupus, eastern wolves Canis lycaon or Canis lupus lycaon and northeastern coyotes or coywolves Canis latrans, Canis latrans var. or Canis latrans x C. … read more

A Genome-wide Perspective On The Evolutionary History Of Enigmatic Wolf-like Canids

High-throughput genotyping technologies developed for model species can potentially increase the resolution of demographic history and ancestry in wild relatives. We use a SNP genotyping microarray developed for the domestic dog to assay variation in over 48K loci in wolf-like … read more

Coyotes in Wolves Clothing

We report on three presumed wolf pups captured in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula, potentially representing the first documented case of wolf reproduction in the Lower Peninsula since wolves were extirpated there a century ago. The pups, two females and one … read more

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