Preliminary prospects of assessment using telemetry in the study of gerbils’ mobility in natural plague focus

  • L. A. Burdelov M. Aykimbaev Kazakh Scientific Center for Quarantine and Zoonotic Diseases, Almaty Kazakhstan
  • A. B. Eszhanov Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • N. Hughes University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • S. T. Nurtazin Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Leirs Herwig University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • A. M. Baibagyssov Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Abstract

The article shows that a relatively quick obtaining direct and most importantly absolutely accurate data on individual movements of marked individuals, based on field research in 2012-2014 makes telemetry a very promising direction in mobility study of the potential plague hosts in natural focus of this infection. It is concluded that methods of telemetry are likely applicable not only for rodents but also for any other small mammals, for which catch methods on alive animals are practiced.

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Published
2015-12-27
How to Cite
BURDELOV, L. A. et al. Preliminary prospects of assessment using telemetry in the study of gerbils’ mobility in natural plague focus. International Journal of Biology and Chemistry, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 2, p. 85-89, dec. 2015. ISSN 2409-370X. Available at: <http://ijbch.kaznu.kz/index.php/kaznu/article/view/194>. Date accessed: 26 sep. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.26577/2218-7979-2015-8-2-85-89.

Keywords

great gerbil; radio beacon; movements and GPS-data logger