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Drones and ATVs could deliver plague vaccines to prairie dogs | Science News

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Published on 24 Mar 2018 / In Non-profits & Activism

Plague can be a problem for prairie dogs and even bigger problem for the endangered black-footed ferrets that eat them. A new effort from USGS and USFWS aims to inoculate the prairie dogs using oral vaccines. Normally, plague vaccine baits might be delivered on foot — dropped by hand in the vicinity of prairie dog colonies. But drones and ATVs offer less labor-intensive options.

Read more on oral vaccines and endangered species: https://www.sciencenews.org/ar....ticle/oral-vaccines-

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