Behavior of Wild Pigs toward Conspecific Carcasses: Implications for Disease Transmission in a Hot, Semiarid Climate
Author(s): Samantha Leivers, Tyler Campbell, Michael Bodenchuk, and John Tomecek
Published: February 2023
Wild pigs (Sus scrofa) are a prolific, invasive species in the United States of America and act as vectors for many pathogens including African swine fever (ASF). As wild pigs are considered a serious threat in the transmission of ASF, understanding their behavior is imperative when considering the transmission of ASF. We placed camera traps at a sample of wild pig carcasses dispatched during four aerial shooting events between November, 2020, and June, 2022, at East Foundation’s San Antonio Viejo Ranch, South Texas.
Leivers, S., T. Campbell, M. Bodenchuk, and J. Tomecek. 2023. Behavior of Wild Pigs toward Conspecific Carcasses: Implications for Disease Transmission in a Hot, Semiarid Climate. Open Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. https://doi.org/10.1155/2023/4195199