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

Journal of Wildlife Diseases

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Abstract

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.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Avian tuberculosis and salmonellosis in a whooping crane (Grus americana)
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume
22
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1986
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
p. 106-110
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
First page:
106
Last page:
110
Number of Pages:
5