A Study of the Ecology and Epizoology of the Native Fauna of the Great Salt Lake Desert, 1965.
Annual summary review 1 Jan-31 Dec 65.
UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY ECOLOGY AND EPIZOOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP
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An extensive ecological and epizoological survey for endemic diseases was conducted in the Great Salt Lake Desert region. Native mammals, birds, and livestock were tested for Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Q fever, Tularemia, Brucella, and PLT group of organisms. Susceptibility, transmission and immunity studies of several rodent species and ectoparasite vector transmission experiments were conducted. An extensive study in connection with the zoonoses of the area gave special emphasis to lagomorph, rodent and ectoparasite population dynamics. In association with the special rodent ecology studies, a control project employing the pesticidal compound, 1080 sodium monofluoroacetate, was conducted. Author
- Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine