The demography of free-roaming dog populations and applications to disease and population control (pages 1096–1106)
Michelle K. Morters, Trevelyan J. McKinley, Olivier Restif, Andrew J. K. Conlan, Sarah Cleaveland, Katie Hampson, Helen R. Whay, I. Made Damriyasa and James L. N. Wood
Version of Record online: 10 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12279
These observations have broad implications for disease and population control. The accessibility of dogs for vaccination and evaluation through owners and the movement of dogs (some of them infected) by people will determine the viable options for disease control strategies. The impact of human factors on population dynamics will also influence the feasibility of annual vaccination campaigns to control rabies and population control through culling or sterilization. The complex relationship between dogs and people is critically important in the transmission and control of canine-mediated rabies. For effective management, human factors must be considered in the development of disease and population control programmes.
Vol. 51, Issue 6, 1758–1759, Version of Record online: 3 OCT 2014