Wildlife diseases management: a case study from Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala, India

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Title Wildlife diseases management: a case study from Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala, India
Creator Mahanti, Padma
Panda, Smita Mishra
Kumar, Sanjeet
Description Article Details: Received: 2020-03-24 | Accepted: 2020-08-24 | Available online: 2021-03-31 https://doi.org/10.15414/afz.2021.24.01.44-46Wildlife diseases management and wildlife health monitoring in protected areas is a preclude to the management of mega fauna in the protected areas. A case study from Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR), Kerala, India in free ranges animals’ revels that two important diseases like amphistomiasis in Sambar and anthrax in Elephant. They were controlled by effective management interventions by extensive survey to detect the diseased animals. The diagnosis was based on field observations and treatment was done not only for the affected animals but also localizing and treating the source of the pathogens. An elaborate health monitoring protocol was developed in PTRfor management of wildlife diseases. The present study gives a base line data in the wildlife health monitoring in South India.Keywords: Periyar Tiger Reserve, anthrax, amphistomiasis, sambar, wildlife diseasesReferencesARYA, S.N. and BHATIA, D.K. (1992). Incidence of some livestock diseases in Tamil Nadu. Indian Journal of Animal Research, 26, 41–43. GORTAZER, C., DELGADO, I.D., BARASONA, J.A., VICENTE, J., FUENTE, J.D. and BOADELLA, M. (2014). The wild side of disease control at the wildlife-livestock-human interface: a  review. Frontier of Veterinary Science, 1(27). DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2014.00027MAHANTI, P., PANDA, S.M. and PANDAV, B. (2016). Community based protection oriented eco-tourism: A tool for conservation of tigers in Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerela, India. International Research Journal of Environment Sciences, 5(7), 64–69. MARCHESE, C. (2015). Biodiversity hotspots: a shortcut for a more complicated concept. Global Ecology and Conservation, 3, 297–309. MONDAL, S.P. and YAMAGE, M. (2014). A retrospective study on the epidemiology of anthrax, food and mouth disease, haemorrhagic septicemia, peste des petits ruminants and rabies in Bangladesh, 2010–2012. PLos One, 9(8), e104435. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0104435RADHAKRISHNAN, K.V. and KURUP, M.B. (2010). Ichthyodiversity of Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerela, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 2(10), 1192–1198.RAWAT, M., SHARMA, K.N. and JATICAR, P.R. (1990). Presumed anthrax in a camel. Veterinary Record, 127, 411–411.SHARMA, M., JOSHI, V.B., BATTAMK, KATOCH, R.C., SHARMA, A.K. and NAGAL, K.B. (1996). Anthrax in buffaloes in Shivalik Valleys of Himachal Pradesh in India. Buffalo Journal, 12, 109–113.SHARMA, S.K., SINGH, G.R. and PATHAK, R.C. (1992). Epidemiological pattern of livestock diseases affecting pigs in Uttar Pradesh: anthrax and black quarters. Veterinary Research Journal, 6, 17–19.SINHA, S.K. (2012). Indian Bison Bos gaurus in the shiwalik hills-gangetic plains landscapes in India. Current Science, 103(5), 466–467.WOBESER. (1996). Forensic (Medico-legal) necropsy of wildlife. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 32(2), 240–249.
Publisher Acta Fytotechnica et Zootechnica
Contributor Kerala Forest & Wildlife Department, Government of Kerala, Kerala, India
Date 2021-04-01
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

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