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Year Published: 1994

Quarterly Wildlife Mortality Report July 1993- September 1993

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Kidd, G.
Quarterly Wildlife Mortality Report; 1994; Article; Journal; Supplement to the Journal of Wildlife Diseases; Kidd, G.

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Year Published: 1994

Quarterly Wildlife Mortality Report October 1993- December 1993

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Kidd, G.
Quarterly Wildlife Mortality Report; 1994; Article; Journal; Supplement to the Journal of Wildlife Diseases; Kidd, G.

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Year Published: 1994

Use of sentinel mallards for epizootiologic studies of avian botulism

Captive-reared mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) were used as sentinels to study the epizootiology of avian botulism at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, Willows, California (USA) from 1986 to 1989. Sentinel mallards were wing-clipped, and 40 to 50 birds were confined in 1.6-ha enclosures in 11 selected wetlands (pools). Enclosures were...

Rocke, T.E.; Brand, C. J.
Use of sentinel mallards for epizootiologic studies of avian botulism; 1994; Article; Journal; Journal of Wildlife Diseases; Rocke, T. E.; Brand, C. J.

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Year Published: 1993

Cryopreservation of American kestrel semen with dimethylsulfoxide

Semen samples from 15 male American Kestrels (Falco sparverius) were frozen in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO). The semen was thawed 1-14 mo later and used to inseminate six females during three breeding seasons. Kestrels inseminated with thawed semen containing 4% DMSO produced only infertile eggs (N = 14). Kestrels inseminated with thawed semen...

Gee, G.F.; Morrell, C.A.; Franson, J. Christian; Pattee, Oliver H.
Cryopreservation of American kestrel semen with dimethylsulfoxide; 1993; Article; Journal; Journal of Raptor Research; Gee, G. F.; Morrell, C. A.; Franson, J.C.; Pattee, O. H.

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Year Published: 1993

Epidemic pox and malaria in native forest birds

Studies by Warner in the 1950’s and van Riper in the 1970’s identified disease as a potential limiting factor in the distribution and abundance of Hawaii’s native forest birds. Mosquito-transmitted protozoan and viral infections caused by malarial parasites and pox virus were especially significant. Both organisms were introduced to the islands...

Atkinson, C. T.; Dusek, R. J.; Iko, W. M.
Epidemic pox and malaria in native forest birds; 1993; Article; Journal; Hawaii's Forests and Wildlife Newsletter; Atkinson, C. T.; Dusek, R. J.; Iko, W. M.

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Year Published: 1993

Surgical sterilization: an underutilized procedure for evaluating the merits of induced sterility

Despite more than 4 decades of effort, development of effective wildlife damage control programs based on sterilization of target species has met with limited success. This is partly due to the fact that investigators have assumed, rather than empirically tested, whether the reproductive strategies of the target populations were vulnerable to the...

Kennelly, James J.; Converse, Kathryn A.
Surgical sterilization: an underutilized procedure for evaluating the merits of induced sterility; 1993; Federal Government Series; 13; Federal Government Series; USDA National Wildlife Research Center Symposia: Contraception in wildlife management; Kennelly, James J.; Converse, Kathryn A.

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Year Published: 1993

The effects of ingested plastic on growth and survival of albatross chicks

We studied the effects of ingested plastic on the growth and survival of chicks of Laysan Albatrosses Diomedea immutabilis and Black-footed albatrosses D. nigripes on Midway Atoll during the nesting seasons of 1986 and 1987. Weights and proventricular contents of the chicks were determined periodically through the nesting cycle. Large (>22...

Sievert, Paul R.; Sileo, Louis
The effects of ingested plastic on growth and survival of albatross chicks; 1993; Conference publication; Report; The Status, Ecology, and Conservation of Marine Birds of the North Pacific; Sievert, Paul R.; Sileo, Louis

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Year Published: 1993

Clostridium botulinum

Gyles, C.L.; Thoen, C.O.; Rocke, T.E.
Clostridium botulinum; 1993; Book chapter; Book; Pathogenesis of Bacterial Infections in Animals; Rocke, T. E.

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Year Published: 1993

Diagnostic riddles

A bridled white-eye (Zosterops conspicillata) was captured in a mist net on the island of Saipan and transported to the island of Guam for an experimental study. Beginning on day three, it was immunosuppressed by intramuscular injections of dexamethasone. It was unexpectedly found dead on day 20, at which time it had lost 0.9 g (12.9% of initial...

Sileo, L.; Greiner, E.C.

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Year Published: 1993

Duck viral enteritis in domestic muscovy ducks in Pennsylvania

Duck viral enteritis (DVE) outbreaks occurred at two different locations in Pennsylvania in 1991 and 1992. In the first outbreak, four ducks died out of a group of 30 domestic ducks; in the second outbreak, 65 ducks died out of a group of 114 domestic ducks, and 15 domestic geese died as well. A variety of species of ducks were present on both...

Davison, S.; Converse, K. A.; Hamir, A.N.; Eckroade, R.J.

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Year Published: 1993

Perinatal mortality in caribou from the Porcupine herd, Alaska

During the 1989 caribou (Rangifer tarandus) calving season on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska (USA), 61 calf carcasses were examined for cause of death and associated pathology. Dead calves were located by low-level aerial searches with two fixed-wing aircraft and a helicopter over high density calving areas between the Hulahula and...

Roffe, T.J.
Perinatal mortality in caribou from the Porcupine herd, Alaska; 1993; Article; Journal; Journal of Wildlife Diseases; Roffe, T. J.

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Year Published: 1993

Quarterly Wildlife Mortality Report April 1993- June 1993

No abstract available.

Kidd, G.
Quarterly Wildlife Mortality Report; 1993; Article; Journal; Supplement to the Journal of Wildlife Diseases; Kidd, G.