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A solitary case of duck plague in a wild mallard

January 1, 1987

Duck plague was diagnosed on the basis of pathology and virus isolation in a wild female mallard Anas platyrhynchos found dead near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Day-old Pekin ducklings and one of two adult mallards died with lesions typical of duck plague following inoculation of tissue from the wild bird. This is believed to be the only reported case of duck plague in a wild bird since a major outbreak occurred in South Dakota in 1973, and the fourth such report in North America.

Publication Year 1987
Title A solitary case of duck plague in a wild mallard
Authors G. Wobeser, D. E. Docherty
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Index ID 1003819
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Wildlife Health Center