Bird feeders as locations for skunk uptake of oral rabies vaccine baits

Tad Theimer, Tisheena Talk, Shylo Johnson, David L. Bergman

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Significantly more (54%, P=0.003) placebo baits placed under 26 bird feeders in Arizona, US were removed by striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis) than at paired, nonfeeder locations (19%). Baiting at bird feeders could supplement traditional oral rabies vaccine bait placement in urban-suburban areas while engaging the public in rabies control efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)424-427
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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