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1 April 1992 Seasonal Reproduction of Vampire Bats and Its Relation to Seasonality of Bovine Rabies
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Studies of pregnancy and lactation in vampire bats (Desmodus rotundus) in northern Argentina over a 4 yr period showed an inverse relationship between prevalence of pregnancy and lactation, the consequence of birth and onset of lactation, which was correlated with the wet season. The seasonal influx of young susceptibles into the vampire population in the wet season coincided with the well known increase in vampire transmitted rabies in that season.

Lord: Seasonal Reproduction of Vampire Bats and Its Relation to Seasonality of Bovine Rabies
Rexford D. Lord "Seasonal Reproduction of Vampire Bats and Its Relation to Seasonality of Bovine Rabies," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 28(2), 292-294, (1 April 1992). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-28.2.292
Received: 28 February 1991; Published: 1 April 1992
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