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Wild dog conservation project gets vaccine boost

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EFFORTS to conserve the painted dog (Lycaon pictus) population in the Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, have been boosted by the vaccination of hundreds of local domestic dogs against rabies and canine distemper, following a donation of vaccine by MSD Animal Health.

Rabies and distemper are described as ‘an ever-present threat’ to the painted dogs and the best way …

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