Management of Disease in Wild Mammals

  • Richard J. Delahay
  • Graham C. Smith
  • Michael R. Hutchings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Richard J. Delahay, Graham C. Smith, Michael R. Hutchings
    Pages 1-8
  3. Paul C. Cross, Julian Drewe, Victoria Patrek, Gareth Pearce, Michael D. Samuel, Richard J. Delahay
    Pages 9-29
  4. Peter Caley, Glenn Marion, Michael R. Hutchings
    Pages 31-51
  5. Graham C. Smith, Glenn Marion, Steve Rushton, Dirk Pfeiffer, Hans H. Thulke, Dirk Eisinger et al.
    Pages 53-77
  6. Richard Bennett, Graham C. Smith, Ken Willis
    Pages 79-96
  7. Jean Blancou, Marc Artois, Emmanuelle Gilot-Fromont, Volker Kaden, Sophie Rossi, Graham C. Smith et al.
    Pages 97-120
  8. Stephen P. Carter, Sugoto S. Roy, Dave P. Cowan, Giovanna Massei, Graham C. Smith, Weihong Ji et al.
    Pages 121-146
  9. Alastair I. Ward, Kurt C. VerCauteren, W. David Walter, Emmanuelle Gilot-Fromont, Sophie Rossi, Gareth Edwards-Jones et al.
    Pages 147-168
  10. Vicky S. Jackson, Selene Huntley, Alex Tomlinson, Graham C. Smith, Mike A. Taylor, Richard J. Delahay
    Pages 169-185
  11. Marc Artois, Roy Bengis, Richard J. Delahay, Marie-José Duchêne, J. Paul Duff, Ezio Ferroglio et al.
    Pages 187-213
  12. Andrew C. Breed, Raina K. Plowright, David T. S. Hayman, Darryn L. Knobel, Fieke M. Molenaar, David Gardner–Roberts et al.
    Pages 215-239
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 241-284

About this book


In recent years nobody could have failed to notice the frequent and often sensati- alist media headlines warning of the latest global disease threat to humankind. But behind all the hyperbole lie real challenges related to dealing with the increasing incidence of emerging zoonotic disease events, the majority of which are thought to originate in wildlife (Jones et al. 2008). There are also many important diseases of domestic livestock which also occur in wildlife (e. g. foot and mouth disease and classical swine fever in wild boar, bovine tuberculosis in deer, badgers or possums), some of which can have a devastating impact on the farming industry, the wider rural economy and ultimately the public purse. But we should also not forget that wildlife diseases may have serious implications for the conservation of biodiversity. For some of the rarest, most endangered species (such as the Ethiopian wolf) d- ease may pose the greatest threat to their survival. If we are to avoid or reduce these impacts then we must improve our ability to detect and manage the risks associated with disease in wildlife populations. This is a challenge that will require expertise from many different disciplines: veterinary, ecological, medical, economic, poli- cal and zoological. In such an interdisciplinary field it is difficult to stay up to date with contemporary ideas and with techniques that may be rapidly evolving.


Disease Control Epidemiology Mamma Mammal Ecology Veterinary Science behavior development ecology environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard J. Delahay
    • 1
  • Graham C. Smith
    • 1
  • Michael R. Hutchings
    • 2
  1. 1.Wildlife Disease Ecology TeamCentral Science LaboratorySand HuttonUK
  2. 2.Disease Systems TeamScottish Agricultural College (SAC)EdinburghUK

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