Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Animals
G. Smith and A.P. Dobson
1Department of Clinical Studies (NBC), University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, New Bolton Center, 382 W. Street Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348, USA
2Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
The sexual transmission of infectious agents is one of a suite of characteristics that enhance the ability of an infection to persist in low-density populations. Gary Smith and Andrew Dobson review the characteristics and control of sexually transmitted diseases in domestic animals and wildlife species.