Effectiveness of Carcass Removal for Mitigating Avian Botulism in Prairie-Pothole Wetlands : Project Proposal

Metadata Updated: January 29, 2020

Avian botulism is a complex disease that involves a bacterium, virus, birds, invertebrates and specific environmental conditions that are poorly understood. Outbreaks can kill hundreds of thousands to millions of waterfowl and botulism is a costly disease to both managers and birds. Waterfowl managers expend a tremendous amount of resources to detect and remove botulism�]affected carcasses in an attempt to interrupt the disease transmission cycle, with costs estimated to be as high as $800 per duck carcass removed (Evelsizer et al. 2010). Evelsizer et al. (2010) also found that carcass removal was not effective at reducing mortality in field situations, possibly due to poor carcass detection using airboat surveillance techniques relative to outbreak intensity. Additional studies suggest that carcass detection may vary between 0 and 44% of known marked carcasses across different habitat types (Cliplef and Wobeser 1993, Stutzenbaker et al. 1986). The Sand Lake WMD draft CCP identifies botulism as a disease of management concern and the station Disease Contingency Plan refers to National Wildlife Health Center guidelines that recommend carcass pickup. Sand Lake spends a significant amount of resources, including allocating an average of 2 seasonal FTEs to conduct weekly surveillance for, and removal of botulism carcasses across the district.

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Metadata Created Date January 29, 2020
Metadata Updated Date January 29, 2020

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Metadata Created Date January 29, 2020
Metadata Updated Date January 29, 2020
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