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WYOMING WILDLIFE/LIVESTOCK DISEASE RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP 2006: PASTEURELLOSIS, CWD AND BRUCELLOSIS IN WILDLIFE AND LIVESTOCK
This partnership grant tackles three wildlife-livestock diseases of concern to wildlife managers and livestock producers in Wyoming. One study will attempt to establish whether a group of domesticated sheep can induce pneumonia complex in bighorn sheep, and the infectious agent(s) that are involved. The second involves laboratory examination of the ease of which different types of normal prion protein from deer are converted in vitro to pathological prion proteins. The third study examines the merits of Wyoming's Game and Fish Department's ongoing test and kill program to reduce the proportion of elk infected with brucellosis on one feedground in western Wyoming.