Drones and ATVs could deliver plague vaccines to prairie dogs | Science News

Plague could be a downside for prairie canines and even greater downside for the endangered black-footed ferrets that eat them. A brand new effort from USGS and USFWS goals to inoculate the prairie canines utilizing oral vaccines. Usually, plague vaccine baits is perhaps delivered on foot — dropped by hand within the neighborhood of prairie canine colonies. However drones and ATVs supply much less labor-intensive choices.

Learn extra on oral vaccines and endangered species: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/oral-vaccines-could-save-ethiopian-wolves-extinction

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