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Year Published: 1988

Isolation and identification of trichothecenes from Fusarium compactum suspected in the aetiology of a major intoxication of sandhill cranes

Isoneosolaniol (4,8-diacetoxy-12,13-epoxytrichothec-9-ene-3,15-diol) and other unidentified trichothecene mycotoxins were isolated from culture extracts of two highly toxigenic strains of Fusarium compactum cultured from waste peanuts involved in an acute intoxication of sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis). Neosolaniol and other unidentified...

Cole, Richard J.; Dorner, Joe W.; Gilbert, John; Mortimer, David N.; Crews, Colin; Mitchell, J.C.; Windingstad, Ronald M.; Nelson, Paul E.; Cutler, Horace G.

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Ducks Get Sick Too!

When it comes to getting sick, wild waterfowl—which include ducks, geese, and swans—are a lot like people. We are all vulnerable to a wide variety of diseases.Some diseases that affect waterfowl, such as avian botulism, have been recognized for many decades as a major cause of death. Others, such as duck plague, are relative newcomers to the known...

Windingstad, Ronald M.; Laitman, Cynthia J.
Windingstad, R.M., and Laitman, C.J., 1988, Ducks get sick too!: U.S. Geological Survey Unnumbered Series, https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70006703.

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A survey of the prevalence of selected bacteria in wild birds

We determined the prevalence of six genera of bacteria from a sample of 387 cloacal swabs from 364 passerines and woodpeckers. The prevalence of bacteria were as follows: Escherichia coli (1%), Pseudomonas spp. (22%), Salmonella spp. (0%), Staphylococcus spp. (15%), Streptococcus spp. (18%), and Yersinia spp. (1%). The prevalence of Streptococcus...

Brittingham, M.C.; Temple, S.A.; Duncan, R.M.
A survey of the prevalence of selected bacteria in wild birds; 1988; Article; Journal; Journal of Wildlife Diseases; Brittingham, M. C.; Temple, S. A.; Duncan, R. M.

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Acute aspergillosis in mallards at Oahe seep near Pierre, South Dakota

Aspergillosis was diagnosed at the cause of death of 158 mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) in January and February 1985 and 11 mallards in December 1985 near Pierre, SD. Isolation of Aspergillus fumigatus from carcass tissues confirmed the diagnosis. The sex ratio of mallards dead from aspergillosis in January and February 1985 was significantly...

Bair, W.C.; Simpson, S.G.; Windingstad, R. M.
Acute aspergillosis in mallards at Oahe seep near Pierre, South Dakota; 1988; Article; Journal; Prairie Naturalist; Bair, W. C.; Simpson, S. G.; Windingstad, R. M.

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An outbreak of type E botulism among common loons (Gavia immer) in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

An epizootic of type E botulism (Clostridium botulinum) occurred among common loons (Gavia immer) along the Lake Michigan shore of Michigan's Upper Peninsula (USA) during October and November 1983. An estimated 592 dead loons washed ashore along the Garden Peninsula. Type E botulinal toxin was demonstrated in blood samples and stomach contents of...

Brand, Christopher J.; Schmitt, Stephen; Duncan, Ruth M.; Cooley, Thomas M.
An outbreak of type E botulism among common loons (Gavia immer) in Michigan's Upper Peninsula; 1988; Article; Journal; Journal of Wildlife Diseases; Brand, C. J.; Schmitt, S. M.; Duncan, R. M.; Cooley, T. M.

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Avian cholera and related topics: an annotated bibliography

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Mulcahy, Daniel M.; Warpinski, Patrick; Benjamin, Linda; Hamilton, D.
Avian cholera and related topics: an annotated bibliography; 1988; Federal Government Series; BR; 88(40); Mulcahy, Daniel M.; Warpinski, Patrick; Benjamin, Linda; Hamilton, D.

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Avian morbidity and mortality from botulism, aspergillosis, and salmonellosis at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, New York, USA

During the summers of 1981 and 1982, studies were conducted at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Long Island, New York, to determine whether annual water-level drawdowns used to create shorebird habitat also led to the occurrence of avian botulism (Clostridium botulinum type C). Low levels of morbidity and mortality from avian botulism occurred on the...

Brand, C. J.; Windingstad, R. M.; Siegfried, Lynne M.; Duncan, R.M.; Cook, R.M.
Avian morbidity and mortality from botulism, aspergillosis, and salmonellosis at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, New York, USA; 1988; Article; Journal; Colonial Waterbirds; Brand, C. J.; Windingstad, R. M.; Siegfried, L. M.; Duncan, R. M.; Cook, R. M.

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Effects of zinc smelter emissions on farms and gardens at Palmerton, Pennsylvania

Chaney, R. L.; Beyer, W. N.; Gifford, C.H.; Sileo, L.
Effects of zinc smelter emissions on farms and gardens at Palmerton, Pennsylvania; 1988; Conference publication; Journal; Trace Substances in Environmental Health; Chaney, R. L.; Beyer, W. N.; Gifford, C. H.; Sileo, L.

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Experimental Mycoplasma gallisepticum infections in captive-reared wild turkeys

The effects of Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) infections on egg production, fertility, and hatchability were studied in captive-reared wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo). Three groups of adult birds, each consisting of four hens and two toms, were exposed to MG by the respiratory route at the beginning of their breeding season. Fourteen...

Rocke, Tonie E.; Yuill, Thomas M.; Amundson, Terry E.
Experimental Mycoplasma gallisepticum infections in captive-reared wild turkeys; 1988; Article; Journal; Journal of Wildlife Diseases; Rocke, T. E.; Yuill, T. M.; Amundson, T. E.

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Hematozoan parasites of Rio Grande wild turkeys from southern Texas (USA)

One hundred twenty-three of 300 blood samples (41%) taken from Rio Grande wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo intermedia) from three locations in southern Texas (Welder Wildlife Refuge, Chaparrosa Ranch, and Campo Alegre Ranch) and subinoculated into domestic broad-breasted white turkey poults were positive for a Plasmodium (Novyella) sp....

Castle, Marc D.; Christensen, Beth A.; Rocke, Tonie E.

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Key to acanthocephala reported in waterfowl

This is the third part of a continuing series on helminths reported in waterfowl (McDonald 1974, 1981). Coots and moorhens (in Family Rallidae, Order Gruiformes) are included with the Anatidae of Anseriformes. The goal of these studies i complete coverage of waterfowl helminths of the world, although the original incentive-inadequate knowledge of...

McDonald, Malcolm E.
Key to acanthocephala reported in waterfowl; 1988; Federal Government Series; RP; 173; Mcdonald, M. E.

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Lead poisoning in six captive avian species

Red-winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus), brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater), common grackles (Quiscalus quiscula), mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), northern bobwhites (Colinus virginianus), and eastern screech-owls (Otus asio) were poisoned with a concentration of lead (Pb) acetate in the diet which was increased by 60% each week until half...

Beyer, W. Nelson; Spann, James W.; Sileo, Louis; Franson, J. Christian
Lead poisoning in six captive avian species; 1988; Article; Journal; Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology; Beyer, W. N.; Spann, J. W.; Sileo, L.; Franson, J. C.