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WS 2011 Research Needs Assessment

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Summary of responses on the importance of wildlife disease impacts

Within Wildlife Services, there was widespread concern in both the Eastern and Western Regions about a broad range of wildlife disease issues.   Ninety percent and 87%, respectively, of respondents in the Eastern and Western Regions thought that impacts of wildlife diseases on human health would be moderately or highly important in the next five years.  Ninety-four percent of Western Region respondents felt that impacts of wildlife on the health of other wildlife and on livestock diseases likely would be moderately or highly important, compared to 79% and 72%, respectively, of respondents in the Eastern Region who felt similarly.  Concern about the impact of wildlife on the transmission of diseases at dairies was of equal concern in both regions (68-69% felt that this likely would be a moderately or highly important issue).  Wildlife transmission of diseases at feedlots was a greater concern in the Western Region than the Eastern Region (65% versus 50%, respectively, of respondents from the two regions indicated that this issue would be moderately or highly important).  Concern about the impact of wildlife on the spread of diseases at poultry facilities was greater in the Eastern Region (65% indicated that this likely would be a moderately or highly important issue) than the Western Region (51% indicated that this would be a moderately or highly important issue).

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