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Hidden Cost Of Disease In A Free-ranging Ungulate: Brucellosis Reduces Mid-winter Pregnancy In Elk

Demonstrating disease impacts on the vital rates of free-ranging mammalian hosts typically requires intensive, long-term study. Evidence for chronic pathogens affecting reproduction but not survival is rare, but has the potential for wide-ranging effects. Accurately quantifying disease-associated reductions in fecundity … 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

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