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Releasing grey squirrels into the wild
  1. Anthony W. Sainsbury,
  2. Andrew A. Cunningham,
  3. John Gurnell,
  4. Peter W. W. Lurz and
  5. Colin McInnes
  1. Zoological Society of London, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4RY
  2. Emeritus Professor, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, Bethnal Green, London E1 4NS
  3. Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush Campus, Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9RG
  4. Moredun Research Institute, Pentlands Science Park, Easter Bush, Midlothian EH26 OPZ
  1. email: tony.sainsbury{at}

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Maureen Hutchison (VR, 25 May 2019, vol 184, p 655) questions the role of squirrelpox in the decline of red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris).

There is a strong body of scientific evidence firmly establishing a combination of squirrelpox disease …

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