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Sampling of common eiders for the detection of Pasteurella multocida infection at Mitivik Island, Nunavut

Citation

Soos, Catherine (2020), Sampling of common eiders for the detection of Pasteurella multocida infection at Mitivik Island, Nunavut, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.tdz08kpzc

Abstract

From 2007-2014, pre-breeding common eiders were captured in flight nets when arriving and flying over Mitivik Island, Nunavut, banded, sexed and measured. Cloacal and oral samples were collected for detection of current Pasteurella multocida infection, and blood samples were collected for detection of antibodies to this bacterium. For more details, see van Dijk et al. (2020) Herd immunity drives the epidemic fadeout of avian cholera in Arctic-nesting seabirds.

Methods

For details, see van Dijk et al. (2020) Herd immunity drives the epidemic fadeout of avian cholera in Arctic-nesting seabirds.

Funding

British Ornithologists’ Union

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Arctic Institute of North America

ArcticNet

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Institute for Wetland and Waterfowl Research, Ducks Unlimited Canada

W. Garfield Weston Foundation

Polar Knowledge Canada

STAGE

University of Saskatchewan’s Wildlife Health Research Fund

Nunavut Wildlife Management Board

University of Saskatchewan’s Interprovincial Graduate Fellowship

Northern Scientific Training Program

Baffinland Inc

Oceans North

Polar Continental Shelf Program