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Dynamics and Control of Stray Dog Populations




The population dynamics of stray dogs is simulated to assess the effects of sterilization and euthanasia. From simulations representing less than 5 years, sterilization is less efficient than euthanasia to reduce the stray dog population, considering similar rates, but the total number of sterilized dogs is less than the total number of euthanized dogs per km2 per year. Over 20 years, both strategies have similar efficiency. Beyond a certain rate of dog abandonment, both strategies are inefficient.

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  • Marcos Amaku & Ricardo Dias & Fernando Ferreira, 2010. "Dynamics and Control of Stray Dog Populations," Mathematical Population Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(2), pages 69-78.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:mpopst:v:17:y:2010:i:2:p:69-78 DOI: 10.1080/08898481003689452

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