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Role of Deer Behavior in the Transmission of Chronic Wasting Disease across a South Central Wisconsin Landscape


The stated objectives for this work were:
<ol><li>Determine the daily movement patterns and amount of temporal and spatial overlap of does, within and among social groups of deer;</li>
<li>Assess potential rates of contact among does by season;</li>
<li>Determine the seasonal movements and dispersal rates of all sex and age classes of deer;</li>
<li>Determine the spatial and temporal overlap of deer with domestic livestock;</li>
<li>Compare movements and behavior of deer known to be infected with CWD to those known to be disease free.</li></ol>

Matthews, Nancy E
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
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