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Feral pig management in Australia: implications for disease control

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Gentle, M. N., Wilson, C. and Cuskelly, J. (2022) Feral pig management in Australia: implications for disease control. Australian Veterinary Journal, 100 (10). pp. 492-495. ISSN 0005-0423


Article Link: https://doi.org/10.1111/avj.13198

Publisher URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/avj.13198


Feral pigs (Sus scrofa) were introduced to Australia following European settlement and are now widely distributed in a variety of habitats. High-density populations are found particularly in north-eastern Australia. Feral pigs are commonly viewed as a valued hunting or commercial resource, occasionally as an important cultural resource, but overwhelmingly as a devastating agricultural and environmental pest. Their wide-ranging impacts demand intervention through control programs on many production and conservation lands. Feral pigs also carry pathogens of human health significance and contribute to the persistence and transmission of a range of endemic diseases or pathogens of livestock and wildlife. Feral pigs are the invasive species of most concern in Australia as potential vectors of exotic disease

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Biosecurity Queensland
Subjects:Science > Invasive Species > Animals > Animal control and ecology
Science > Invasive Species > Animals > Impact assessment
Animal culture > Swine
Live Archive:03 Aug 2022 04:48
Last Modified:24 Nov 2022 01:18

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