The Indiana Wildlife Disease News
Wildlife control operators know that wildlife carry diseases that can be dangerous to their well-being and to that of their customers. However, information to improve their knowledge about those diseases is sometimes difficult to come by. Dr. Caudell of the USDA – APHIS – Wildlife Services is a disease specialist stationed in Indiana. One of his tasks is publishing a newsletter to inform readers about zoonotics and summarize recent findings concerning outbreaks.The newsletter is written for the public so technical jargon is kept to a minimum. You don’t have to worry about slogging through complex statistical analysis or genetic sequence information to get the information that will help you in your business. The newsletter can be read in just a few minutes and is laid out for easy reading. Don’t be misled by the title. Though the emphasis is on diseases affecting that state, the information is applicable elsewhere.
While Wildlife Services is severely criticized by many wildlife control operators, Dr. Caudell’s publication should be one instance that brings praise. This newsletter is available to anyone at no charge. It is only available in digital format so you will need Adobe Acrobat reader (available free from Adobe.com) in order to open the file. It is published about four times a year and is well worth receiving.
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About the Author
Stephen M. Vantassel is a certified wildlife control operator who helps individuals, businesses, and agencies resolve wildlife damage issues through training, writing, expert witness, and research. His latest book is the Wildlife Damage Inspection Handbook, 3rd edition. He can be contacted at stephenvantassel at Hotmail dot com.
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