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Year Published: 1983

Waterbird mortality from botulism type E in Lake Michigan: An update

Three outbreaks of botulism type E occurring in waterbirds on Lake Michigan since autumn 1976 are discussed. Natural ingestion of food containing type E toxin by Ring-billed Gulls (Larus delawarensis) and the presence of type E toxin in blood from moribund gulls were demonstrated. Concurrent presence of type C and type E botulinal toxins was found...

Brand, Christopher J.; Duncan, Ruth M.; Garrow, Scott P.; Olson, Dan; Schumann, Leonard E.
Waterbird mortality from botulism type E in Lake Michigan (USA, Canada): an update; 1983; Article; Journal; Wilson Bulletin; Brand, Christopher J.; Duncan, Ruth M.; Garrow, S. P.; Olson, D.; Schumann, L. E.

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Year Published: 1983

A Canada goose project in Connecticut

It wasn't so long ago that the wild cries of Canada geese overhead were enough to draw most people out of their homes to look skyward. It was a rare sound heard only in the spring and fall when migrating flocks of these magnificent birds marked the change of the seasons. But today the sound is less delightful to growing numbers of people as goose...

Converse, Kathryn A.

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Year Published: 1982

Bibliography of references to avian botulism: Update

This bibliography, first compiled in 1970 (Allen and Wilson 1977) and published in 1977 in response to many requests for information on avian botulism, has been updated to include the literature published through 1980.In general, only articles dealing primarily with the avian disease are included, as opposed to those concerned with the various...

Wilson, Sonoma S.; Locke, Louis N.
Bibliography of references to avian botulism: update; 1982; Federal Government Series; SSRW; 243; Wilson, Sonoma S.; Locke, Louis N.

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Causes of mortality in 87 Alaskan eagles

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Schmeling, Shelia K.; Locke, L. N.
Causes of mortality in 87 Alaskan eagles; 1982; Conference publication; Wildlife Review; Schmeling, S. K.; Locke, L. N.

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A study of gizzard nematodes and renal coccidiosis in Canada geese (Branta canadensis interior) of the Mississippi Valley population

A total of 309 Mississippi Valley Population Canada geese, Branta canadensis interior, of different sex and age groups was collected from three locations in the Mississippi Flyway from 1979-1981 and examined for gizzard nematodes and renal coccidia. Three species of nematodes were removed from the gizzards, Amidostomum anseris, A. spatulatum, and...

Tuggle, Benjamin N.
A study of gizzard nematodes and renal coccidiosis in Canada geese (Branta canadensis interior) of the Mississippi Valley population; 1982; Thesis; Tuggle, B. N.

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Year Published: 1982

Aversion substance(s) of the rat coagulating glands

The aversive substance(s) present in adult male urine were not found in castrate rat urine. Removal of the coagulating glands also resulted in a loss of the aversion compounds. The aversion substances were restored to the urine after androgen treatment of the castrate rats.

Gawienowski, Anthony M.; Berry, Iver J.; Kennelly, James J.

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Case report: lead poisoning in common loons (Gavia immer)

Two emaciated common loons (Gavia immer) were believed to have died of lead poisoning when fragments of fishing lines and lead sinkers were discovered in their stomachs. Later a third emaciated loon, which had only the remnants of fishing line in its stomach, was suspected of being a possible lead-poisoning victim when all other test results were...

Locke, Louis N.; Kerr, Stephen M.; Zoromski, D.
Case report: lead poisoning in common loons (Gavia immer); 1982; Article; Journal; Avian Diseases; Locke, L. N.; Kerr, Stephen M.; Zoromski, D.

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Chlamydiosis in 2 biologists investigating disease occurrences in wild waterfowl

Chlamydiosis (ornithosis, psittacosis) is an infectious disease of birds that can be transmitted to humans. Human infections are probably acquired by inhalation of aerosols containing elementary bodies of the causative agent Chlamydia psittaci, from bird droppings, or from tissues. Infected birds do not have to be ill to transmit the organism (...

Wobeser, Gary; Brand, Christopher J.
Chlamydiosis in 2 biologists investigating disease occurrences in wild waterfowl; 1982; Article; Journal; Wildlife Society Bulletin; Wobeser, G.; Brand, C. J.

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DDT poisoning in a Cooper's hawk collected in 1980

In April 1980, a Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii) was found on the ground in Lakewood, Colorado, unable to fly and in convulsion. The bird died shortly thereafter. The hawk was packed in dry ice and shipped air express to the Fish and Wildlife Service, U. S. Department of the Interior, National Wildlife Health Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin, for...

Prouty, Richard M.; Pattee, Oliver H.; Schmeling, Shelia K.

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Fatal avian pox in bald eagles from Alaska

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Schempf, Philip F.; Fuller, Mark R.; Schmeling, Shelia K.; Docherty, D.

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Occlusion of the syrinx as a manifestation of aspergillosis in Canada geese

Aspergillosis has been described in many species of wild waterfowl, primarily as a disease of the respiratory tract. Typically, mycotic granulomas are found in the lungs. Air sacs may be thickened and contain discoid individual or coalescing greenish or bluish plaques resembling bread mold. Occasionally, there is systemic involvement, with...

Stroud, R. K.; Duncan, R.M.
Occlusion of the syrinx as a manifestation of aspergillosis in Canada geese; 1982; Article; Journal; Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association; Stroud, R. K.; Duncan, R. M.

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Osteolipomatous metaplasia in the liver of cameloids

An aged male Bactrian camel (Camelus ferus f. bactriana), originally from the San Diego Zoo, died suddenly. Necropsy showed acute bloat and chronic liver disease. In samples of liver tissue fixed in 10% neutral buffered formalin, approximately 25% of the total volume of tissue was comprised of multiple white to cream-colored circumscribed nodules...

Stroud, R. K.; Griner, L.A.; Higgins, W.Y.