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A smarter, 'passive' plan to fight CWD March 15, 2014 Wisconsin

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A smarter, 'passive' plan to fight CWDMarch 15, 2014 Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Anthony C. Grabski
... Although claims have been made by researchers at the University of Illinois that "culling is a textbook strategy for control," ... Evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin and common sense also do not agree with culling as a disease control strategy in wild animal populations.... due to lowered infection and mortality, deer with the resistant genotypes had a significant reproductive advantage. This advantage would drive natural selection toward a predominantly CWD-resistant population within 250 years at low infection rates and within 50 years at high infection rates... 



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