A Century of Feeding Elk During Winter in Wyoming: a Wildlife Disease Management Conundrum

Published by American College of Veterinary Pharmacists and Texas Pharmacy Association


Summary

Activity Description:
Management of disease in wildlife poses many challenges, from surveillance of free-ranging animals to the prevention of disease spillover from wildlife to livestock. Brucellosis is endemic among elk and bison in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, where recent infections in cattle have been linked to spatial and temporal overlap with elk. Brucellosis outbreaks in livestock threaten the livestock industry with potential interstate trade restrictions and costly testing sanctions. This presentation will help broaden pharmacists' and technicians' understanding and perception of public health and disease that includes consideration of diseases in wildlife that commonly cross the livestock-wildlife boundary.

Learning Objectives - Pharmacists
1. Describe the biological and social conditions that lead to the establishment of, and continue to facilitate the operation of, winter elk feedgrounds in Wyoming
2. Contrast the benefits and drawbacks of large-scale supplemental feeding of elk and bison during winter in Wyoming
3. Identify future management actions to minimize spread of infectious diseases among wildlife while reducing disease spillover to domestic livestock


Learning Objectives - Technicians
1. Describe the biological and social conditions that lead to the establishment of, and continue to facilitate the operation of, winter elk feedgrounds in Wyoming
2. Contrast the benefits and drawbacks of large-scale supplemental feeding of elk and bison during winter in Wyoming
3. Identify future management actions to minimize spread of infectious diseases among wildlife while reducing disease spillover to domestic livestock


Accreditation Information:
This is a knowledge-based CE activity and is targeted to pharmacists and technicians.

ACPE logo The American College of Apothecaries (ACA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACA has accredited this program for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists and technicians. ACPE. UAN: 0201-9999-18-064-H01-P and UAN: 0201-9999-18-064-H01-T

If you are interested in earning credit for this program, please note that you will be asked to enter your NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth during the credit selection step of the registration process. If you have not yet registered your NABP e-Profile ID, please visit www.nabp.net.

This program does not contain a post-test for completion.

Presenters
Brandon Scurlock
M.S. (Wildlife Biology) - Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Brandon Scurlock served as supervisor of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Brucellosis Management program in the Jackson and Pinedale Regions from 2004-2018 and is currently the Pinedale Regional Wildlife Management Coordinator for the Department. Created in the late 1980’s, the Brucellosis management program utilized an integrated brucellosis control strategy for elk and bison that attend feedgrounds in western Wyoming. The program focused efforts on maintaining spatial and temporal...More

Originally Published

June 18, 2018


Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • A Century of Feeding Elk During Winter in Wyoming a Wildlife Disease Management Conundrum - Video
  • Shifting Brucellosis Risk Research Paper - Handout
  • Status of Brucellosis in Free-Ranging Elk and Bison in Wyoming - Handout
  • Winter Feeding of Elk - Handout

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