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Factors affecting the survival of Australian wild rabbits exposed to rabbit haemorrhagic disease

Henzell, R.; Cunningham, Ross; Neave, H

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Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) is foreign to Australia, and first entered populations of Australian wild rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus L.) in Australia in late 1995. Rabbits are serious environmental and agricultural pests in Australia, and RHDV, a major new pathogen, was introduced as a biological control agent to reduce their numbers. Our study evaluated some of the factors affecting survival of wild rabbits exposed to rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) at 78 sites across Australia....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/85686
Source: Wildlife Research
DOI: 10.1071/WR00083

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