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Factors Influencing Uptake of Sylvatic Plague Vaccine Baits by Prairie Dogs

Overview of attention for article published in EcoHealth, November 2017
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Title
Factors Influencing Uptake of Sylvatic Plague Vaccine Baits by Prairie Dogs
Published in
EcoHealth, November 2017
DOI 10.1007/s10393-017-1294-1
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Authors

Rachel C. Abbott, Robin E. Russell, Katherine L. D. Richgels, Daniel W. Tripp, Marc R. Matchett, Dean E. Biggins, Tonie E. Rocke

Abstract

Sylvatic plague vaccine (SPV) is a virally vectored bait-delivered vaccine expressing Yersinia pestis antigens that can protect prairie dogs (Cynomys spp.) from plague and has potential utility as a management tool. In a large-scale 3-year field trial, SPV-laden baits containing the biomarker rhodamine B (used to determine bait consumption) were distributed annually at a rate of approximately 100-125 baits/hectare along transects at 58 plots encompassing the geographic ranges of four species of prairie dogs. We assessed site- and individual-level factors related to bait uptake in prairie dogs to determine which were associated with bait uptake rates. Overall bait uptake for 7820 prairie dogs sampled was 70% (95% C.I. 69.9-72.0). Factors influencing bait uptake rates by prairie dogs varied by species, however, in general, heavier animals had greater bait uptake rates. Vegetation quality and day of baiting influenced this relationship for black-tailed, Gunnison's, and Utah prairie dogs. For these species, baiting later in the season, when normalized difference vegetation indices (a measure of green vegetation density) are lower, improves bait uptake by smaller animals. Consideration of these factors can aid in the development of species-specific SPV baiting strategies that maximize bait uptake and subsequent immunization of prairie dogs against plague.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 9 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 3 33%
Unspecified 2 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 22%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 11%
Student > Master 1 11%
Other 0 0%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 44%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 22%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 22%
Unspecified 1 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 December 2017.
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#1,119,982
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#78
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#48,638
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#5
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