After the occurrence of rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) in Australia, rabbit populations declined but RHD was least effective in cool, moist, temperate areas. In southern Victoria, a single site capture-mark-recapture study monitored the impact of: antibody status to RHD and benign calicivirus (CV) (Cooke et al. 2000), myxomatosis, and also season, gender, weight, condition and reproductive status on rabbit survival. From 1998 to 2003, 1550 rabbits were sampled on 23 occasions at 6-8 week intervals. Generalised linear models with Cormack-Jolly-Seber probability structure were used to estimate rabbit survival.
|Author||Meenken, E. D., Butler, K. L., McPhee, S. R., Backhouse, K. and Kovaliski, J.|
|Secondary title||13th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference|
|Place published||Wellington, NZ|
|Control method||Biological Control|