|Next ADMB Meeting:
Date: Nov 3, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM
Wyoming Game and Fish Office
3030 Energy Lane, Suite 100
Casper, WY 82604
Applications For ADMB Funding Can Be Found
Here, and Additional Information Can Be Found On Our
for Sportsmen and Agriculturists
Across the State of Wyoming"
- The ADMB Mission
is to coordinate and implement an integrated animal damage
management program, based on the best available science, for the
benefit of human and natural resources throughout Wyoming.
"It is important to the economy
of the state, to maximize agricultural production and at the
same time to promote, protect and conserve the wildlife
-1999 Wyoming Legislature
|Creation and Composition-
-The Wyoming Animal Damage Management
Program was created by the 1999
and is administered by a 15 member (12 voting, 3 ex-officio
non-voting members) board, commonly referred to as the
Animal Damage Management Board, or simply the "ADMB".
-The ADMB was established for the
purposes of mitigating damage caused to livestock, wildlife
and crops by predatory animals, predacious birds and
depredating animals or for the protection of human health
What's New With the ADMB?
- Oral Vaccination and Protection of Striped
mephitis) against rabies
-Skunks are one of the most important
rabies vector species in North America due to their wide
geo-graphic distribution, high susceptibility to the rabies
virus, and tendency to inhabit areas around human dwellings and
domestic animals. Oral vaccination is a cost-effective, socially
acceptable technique often used to control rabies in terrestrial
wildlife; however, control of rabies in skunks has proven
especially challenging due to the lack of a vaccine effective by
the oral route in this species.
In this study, we examined the antibody response of captive
striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis)
to ONRAB® and
tested the protection afforded by the
vaccine against rabies virus.