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   Is the USGS studying the disease brucellosis regarding Yellowstone bison?

USGS scientists are collaborating with university, State, and Federal groups on a number of studies. Ecological studies focus on forage availability, habitat use, and bison population dynamics. Brucellosis research includes examining the risk of transmission of the disease from wildlife to cattle, identification of exposed animals in the field, and the safety of vaccines to wildlife species. The information gained from these studies assists national park managers, Federal and State officials, Congress, and others in developing future bison management plans.

Learn More:

Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK) Wildlife Diseases

National Park Service: Current Bison Management

News Story:  Study Shows Pathways of Disease Transmission Between Elk, Bison and Cattle in the Greater Yellowstone Area


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