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New host record of avian tuberculosis in an American white pelican, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

California Fish and Game

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Abstract

An American white pelican (P. erythrorhyncos) was captured in August 1999 in California, USA. The bird was unable to fly away or evade the boat, and showed considerable aggression when captured. Numerous multifocal, 1 mm diameter, yellow masses were observed throughout the lungs and air sacs. The liver was yellow. A 6 cm diameter, firm spherical mass was present in the abdominal cavity, distal to the liver. Aspergillus spp. were cultured from the air sac tissue. Mycobacterium avium was identified from the splenic mass.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
New host record of avian tuberculosis in an American white pelican, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Series title:
California Fish and Game
Volume
89
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2003
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
p. 152-154
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
California Fish and Game
First page:
152
Last page:
154
Country:
United States California
Other Geospatial:
Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge
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