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An outbreak of duck virus enteritis (duck plague) in a captive flock of mixed waterfowl

Avian Diseases

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Abstract

An outbreak of duck virus enteritis occurred in a flock of captive waterfowl composed of mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), black ducks (Anas rubripes), and Canada geese (Branta canadensis). Although all three species were housed together, morbidity and mortality were confined to the 227 black ducks and Canada geese, of which 180 died and the rest were left in a weakened condition. Lesions are given for 20 black ducks and 4 Canada geese dying from DVE. In addition, both horizontal and vertical transmission are discussed as possible sources of the virus that caused this outbreak.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
An outbreak of duck virus enteritis (duck plague) in a captive flock of mixed waterfowl
Series title:
Avian Diseases
Volume
25
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1981
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
p. 207-213
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Avian Diseases
First page:
207
Last page:
213