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Procedures for Identifying Infectious Prions After Passage Through the Digestive System of an Avian Species

Infectious prion (PrPRes) material is likely the cause of fatal, neurodegenerative transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) diseases. Transmission of TSE diseases, such as chronic wasting disease (CWD), is presumed to be from animal to animal as well as from environmental sources. … read more

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

Socioeconomic Benefits Of Large Carnivore Recolonization Through Reduced Wildlife Collision

The decline of top carnivores has released large herbivore populations around the world, incurring socioeconomic costs such as increased animal-vehicle collisions. Attempts to control overabundant deer in the Eastern U.S. have largely failed, and deer-vehicle collisions (DVCs) continue to rise … read more

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