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Black Vulture Livestock Conflicts

Black Vultures are nature's clean-up crew, serving an important ecological role in disease management and food web systems. However, black vultures have been documented to prey on newborn livestock. The increasing population and northward spread of this species have caused concern with livestock producers, along with other known conflicts (e.g., aviation safety and property damage). While the black vulture is protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, there are several mitigation tools and techniques available to assist with reducing vulture damages. This seminar will help you identify physical manifestations of scavenging and predation by vultures and how to manage vulture conflicts in livestock operations.

Please join the webinar at Black Vulture Livestock Conflicts.

For information regarding Purdue Vulture Research please visit Black Vulture Ecology and Human-Wildlife Conflicts.


Lee Humberg, State Director
USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services

Dr. Grant Burcham, Veterinary Diagnostician
Heke Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
College of Veterinary Medicine

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