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Salmonellosis in a captive heron colony

June 16, 2010

Salmonellosis caused by Salmonella typhimurium was one of several factors responsible for losses among young herons being held at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. The infection was demonstrated in five black-crowned night herons (Nycticorax nycticorax), three common egrets (Casmerodius albus), two little blue herons (Florida caerulea), one cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis), one snowy egret (Leucophoyx thula) and one Louisiana heron (Hydranassa tricolor). The disease was characterized by emaciation, focal liver necrosis, and frequently by a caseo-necrotic enteritis.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1974
Title Salmonellosis in a captive heron colony
Authors L. N. Locke, H. M. Ohlendorf, R.B. Shillinger, T. Jareed
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Index ID 5222348
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center