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Year Published: 1983

Avian cholera in an American flamingo, Phoenicopterus ruber: a new host record

Brand, C. J.; Duncan, R.M.
Avian cholera in an American flamingo, Phoenicopterus ruber: a new host record; 1983; Article; Journal; California Fish and Game; Brand, C. J.; Duncan, R. M.

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Capture myopathy in a free-flying greater sandhill crane (Grus canadensis tabida) from Wisconsin

Capture myopathy has been reported Frequently in wild mammals (Bartsch et al., 1977, Vet. Pathol. 14: 314-324). There are, however, fewer reports of this disease in wild birds (Young, 1967, mt. Zoo Yearb. 7: 226-227; Bartsch et al., 1977, op. cit. ; Henschel and Low, 1978, S. Afr. J. Sci. 74: 305-306; Wobeser, 1981, Diseases of Wild Waterfowl,...

Windingstad, R. M.; Hurley, S.S.; Sileo, L.
Capture myopathy in a free-flying greater sandhill crane (Grus canadensis tabida) from Wisconsin; 1983; Article; Journal; Journal of Wildlife Diseases; Windingstad, R. M.; Hurley, S. S.; Sileo, L.

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Chemical immobilization of North American mule deer

The choice of agents for chemical immobilization of mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) is a problem with a simple and effective solution, in my opinion. I recommend combinations of etorphine hydrochloride (M199©) and xylazine hydrochloride (Rompun©) administered intravenously and reversed intravenously. I have used this combination on hundreds of...

Nielsen, Leon; Haigh, Jerry C.; Fowler, Murray E.; Lange, Robert E.

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Inclusion body disease of cranes: A serological follow-up to the 1978 die-off

A herpesvirus was isolated from captive cranes involved in a 1978 die-off. Neutralizing antibody to this virus was detected in this captive population as early as 1975 and consistently thereafter through 1979. Exposure to the virus evidently occurred at least 2 1/2 years before the die-off, without causing any mortality diagnosed as being caused...

Docherty, D.E.; Romaine, Renee I.

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Neoplasms identified in free-flying birds

Nine neoplasms were identified in carcasses of free-flying wild birds received at the National Wildlife Health Laboratory; gross and microscopic descriptions are reported herein. The prevalence of neoplasia in captive and free-flying birds is discussed, and lesions in the present cases are compared with those previously described in mammals and...

Siegfried, Lynne M.
Neoplasms identified in free-flying birds; 1983; Article; Journal; Avian Diseases; Siegfried, L. M.

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Outbreak of avian cholera on the wintering grounds of the Mississippi Valley Canada goose flock

Avian cholera is reported for the first time in Canada geese, Branta canadensis, of the Mississippi Valley population. The disease was detected in weekly surveillance transects and was responsible for the loss of about 850 geese during the winter of 1978-1979 at localized areas in southern Illinois. Necropsies performed on 480 geese that died at...

Windingstad, R. M.; Duncan, R.M.; Thornburg, D.
Outbreak of avian cholera on the wintering grounds of the Mississippi Valley Canada goose flock; 1983; Article; Journal; Journal of Wildlife Diseases; Windingstad, R. M.; Duncan, R. M.; Thornburg, D.

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Preliminary evaluation of ivermectin for control of Psoroptes ovis in desert bighorn sheep

Kinzer, H.G.; Meleney, W.P.; Lange, Robert E.; Houghton, W.E.
Preliminary evaluation of ivermectin for control of Psoroptes ovis in desert bighorn sheep; 1983; Article; Journal; Journal of Wildlife Diseases; Kinzer, H. G.; Meleney, W. P.; Lange, Robert E., Jr.; Houghton, W. E.

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Research note: Isolation of a herpesvirus from a bald eagle nestling

Cloacal swabs collected from wild bald eagle nestlings (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) were tested for viruses. A virus isolated from one of these samples had a lipid coat and contained DNA. Electron microscopy confirmed that it was a herpesvirus. This appears to be the first report of a herpesvirus isolation from a wild bald eagle.

Docherty, D.E.; Romaine, R.I.; Knight, R.L.

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Salmonella enteritidis isolated from an eared grebe (Podiceps nigricollis)

The reported prevalence of salmonellosis in wild birds is relatively low, though the number of species of birds reported as having the disease or being carriers of the organism is increasing (Faddoul et al., 1966, Avian Dis. 10: 89- 94). The course of the disease in birds ranges from acute to chronic. Affected birds may recover, become carriers of...

Duncan, Ruth M.; Stroud, Richard K.; Locke, Louis N.
Salmonella enteritidis isolated from an eared grebe (Podiceps nigricollis); 1983; Article; Journal; Journal of Wildlife Diseases; Duncan, R. M.; Stroud, R. K.; Locke, L. N.

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Squamous cell carcinoma in a free-ranging white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Stroud, R. K.; Amundson, Terry E.
Squamous cell carcinoma in a free-ranging white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus); 1983; Article; Journal; Journal of Wildlife Diseases; Stroud, R. K.; Amundson, T. E.

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Tetrameres grusi (Nemotoda: Tetrameridae) from foster-raised whooping crane

A juvenile whooping crane (Grus americana) that had been raised by greater sandhill crane (Grus canadensis tabida) foster parents was attacked and killed by a golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) southwest of Rangely, Colorado (Windingstad et al., 1981, Auk 98:393-394). Since 1975, whooping crane eggs have been placed in the nests of sandhill cranes...

Tuggle, B.N.

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The white pelican (Pelicanus erythrorhynchos) as a host of Pelecanectes apunctatus (Acarina: Hypoderidae)

Several species of nymphs from the family Hypoderidae have been reported from pelecaniform birds (Cerny, 1969, Folia Parasit. (Praha) 16:271-274; Pence, 1972, J. Med. Ent. 9: 435-438; Pence and Courtney, 1973, J. Parasitol. 59: 711-718); however, there are no records from the white pelican, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos. I report here the occurrence...

Tuggle, B.N.
The white pelican (Pelicanus erythrorhynchos) as a host of Pelecanectes apunctatus (Acarina: Hypoderidae); 1983; Article; Journal; Journal of Parasitology; Tuggle, B. N.