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Impact of the oral Sylvatic Plague Vaccine on Non-target Small Rodents: Data

July 31, 2018

In 2013, a large blinded, paired placebo-controlled field trial for the prairie dog oral sylvatic plague vaccine started in the Western US. On 17 paired plots, vaccine and placebo plots, small rodents were trapped annually for 3-5 consecutive nights (when weather allowed). Up on capture, we documented the trap numbers and the processed animals. We noted standard biological information (species, sex, age) and took samples (fleas, blood, hair and whiskers). When logistics allowed we also trapped diurnal animals. Hair and whisker samples were taped to a transparent sheet and scored for the presence (high dose 1, low dose 2) or absence (0) of Rhodamine B fluorescence (RB dataset)

Citation Information

Publication Year 2018
Title Impact of the oral Sylvatic Plague Vaccine on Non-target Small Rodents: Data
DOI 10.5066/P9WCSCDK
Authors Gebbiena Bron, Tonie E Rocke, Katherine L Richgels, Michael D Samuel, Julia E. Poje, Jonathan P Matteson, Jorge E. Osorio, Faye Lorenzsonn, Greg Schroeder, Jesse Boulerice
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization National Wildlife Health Center

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