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Avian tuberculosis and salmonellosis in a whooping crane (Grus americana)

January 1, 1986

The whooping crane has been the subject of intensive scientific study and management because it is an endangered species and has high public interest. Programs have been developed to identify critical habitat, to increase production through captive breeding, and in recent years, to use sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis) as surrogate parents in establishing new populations of wild whooping cranes. Only a few reports describing diseases and parasites in wild whooping cranes appear in the literature because opportunities to secure specimens are limited for this rare, protected bird (for review, see Carpenter and Derrickson, In Proc. International Crane Workshop of 1983, Bharatur, India, in press). Avian tuberculosis and concurrent salmonellosis in a wild whooping crane are described in this case report.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1986
Title Avian tuberculosis and salmonellosis in a whooping crane (Grus americana)
Authors R. K. Stroud, C.O. Thoen, R. M. Duncan
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Index ID 1003855
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Wildlife Health Center