Introduced marsupial brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) are a major pest in New Zealand because of their impacts on conservation values and agricultural production. Immunologically based fertility control (immunocontraception) offers an effective, humane and publicly acceptable approach to possum management. Success of fertility control for possums relies on identification of suitable target antigens with a key role in the reproductive process and the development of a cost-effective and practical method of delivering vaccines to wild populations of possums.
|Author||Duckworth, J., Cui, X., Molinia, F., Lubitz, W., Walcher, P. and Cowan, P.|
|Secondary title||13th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference|
|Place published||Wellington, NZ|
|Control method||Fertility Control|