Scientific Articles

Barriers to Management of a Foreign Animal Disease at the Wildlife-Domestic Animal Interface: The Case of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease in the United States – In this article, Shapiro et al. assess the degree to which government agencies are positioned to engage in cross-jurisdictional approaches to mitigate pathogen spillover by conducting the first study of how agricultural and wildlife agencies in the United States of America (U.S.) have responded to RHDV2 since it was detected in wild and domestic lagomorphs in March 2020. They found that inconsistent jurisdiction within and across states over lagomorph
populations and industries, limited knowledge of wild lagomorph populations and the
composition of the domestic rabbit industry, and resource constraints have hindered
management efforts. You can read in more detail by downloading the document here.