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Barriers to and Opportunities for Indigenous Involvement in the Management of Chronic Wasting Disease in Alberta, CanadaDownload
The management of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Alberta is a complex issue that affects multiple stakeholders, including Indigenous communities who highly value the affected species both nutritionally and culturally. Despite the relevancy of CWD management to the livelihoods of these...
We develop a model of CWD management by nonselective deer harvest, currently the most feasible approach available for managing CWD in wild populations. We use the model to explore the effects of 6 common harvest strategies on disease prevalence and to identify potential optimal harvest policies...
Empirical estimation of R0 for unknown transmission functions: The case of chronic wasting disease in AlbertaDownload
We consider the problem of estimating the basic reproduction number R0 from data on prevalence dynamics at the beginning of a disease outbreak. We derive discrete and continuous time models, some coefficients of which are to be fitted from data. We show that prevalence of the disease is...
Management of cervids for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a challenging multi-stakeholderendeavour. This thesis focuses on the thoughts and perceptions of various experts regardingcervid management in Alberta, and the inclusion of Indigenous peoples and their knowledge.This research sought to...
Individual-based movement model of mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) contacts and application to artificial attractantsDownload
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is an emerging prion disease in Canada that infects mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, and moose by direct and environmental transmission and is invariably fatal. CWD spread can be promoted at “hotspots” that attract deer, such as attractants that are created in...
Soil may serve as an environmental reservoir for prion infectivity and contribute to the horizontal transmission of prion diseases (transmissible spongiform encephalopathies [TSEs]) of sheep, deer, and elk. TSE infectivity can persist in soil for years, and we previously demonstrated that the...
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal prion disease that spreads among members of the deer family (Cervidae). As new cases of CWD are being reported in several Canadian provinces, states within the USA and countries in Europe this thesis had two main goals. The first was to attempt to...
In this study, we explore how the Canadian public’s risk perceptions regarding Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) are related to their willingness to support increased surveillance for CWD -a neurological disease that affects certain species of deer, elk and moose. In our case, the relationship is...
Transmission of CWD from White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus), to Elk Transgenic Mice Results in Modifications to the Infectious PrionDownload
Prion diseases are a class of fatal, neurodegenerative disorders resulting from a protein-misfolding event. Of particular concern is chronic wasting disease (CWD), a naturally occurring prion disease affecting cervids; this disease is prevalent in North America and is expanding its host range and...
This study was undertaken to examine the economic value of government sponsored control programs to limit the levels of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Alberta. Respondents’ knowledge, attitudes and preferences concerning aspects of CWD including control methods were also addressed. Employing an...