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1 April 1993 Canine Parvovirus Effect on Wolf Population Change and Pup Survival
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Canine parvovirus infected wild canids more than a decade ago, but no population effect has been documented. In wild Minnesota wolves (Canis lupus) over a 12-yr period, the annual percent population increase and proportion of pups each were inversely related to the percentage of wolves serologically positive to the disease. Although these effects did not seem to retard this large extant population, similar relationships in more isolated wolf populations might hinder recovery of this endangered and threatened species.

Mech and Goyal: Canine Parvovirus Effect on Wolf Population Change and Pup Survival
L. David Mech and Sagar M. Goyal "Canine Parvovirus Effect on Wolf Population Change and Pup Survival," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 29(2), 330-333, (1 April 1993). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-29.2.330
Received: 9 December 1991; Published: 1 April 1993
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