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Avian cholera in Southern Great Petrel (Macronectes giganteus) from Antarctica

Journal of Wildlife Diseases

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Abstract

A southern giant petrel (Macronectes giganteus) was found dead at Potter Peninsula, King George Island, South Shetland, Antarctica. The adult male was discovered approximately 48 hr after death. Macroscopic and microscopic lesions were compatible with avian cholera and the bacterium Pasteurella multocida subsp. gallicida, serotype A1 was isolated from lung, heart, liver, pericardial sac, and air sacs. In addition, Escherichia coli was isolated from pericardial sac and air sacs. This is the first known report of avian cholera in a southern giant petrel in Antarctica.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Avian cholera in Southern Great Petrel (Macronectes giganteus) from Antarctica
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume
39
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2003
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
p. 732-735
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
First page:
732
Last page:
735