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A survey of North American migratory waterfowl for duck plague (duck virus enteritis) virus

Journal of Wildlife Diseases

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Abstract

A survey of migratory waterfowl for duck plague (DP) virus was conducted in the Mississippi and Central flyways during 1982 and in the Atlantic and Pacific flyways during 1983. Cloacal and pharyngeal swabs were collected from 3,169 migratory waterfowl in these four flyways, principally mallards (Anas platyrhynchos L.), black ducks (Anas rubripes Brewster), and pintails (Anas acuta L.). In addition 1,033 birds were sampled from areas of recurrent DP outbreaks among nonmigratory and captive waterfowl, and 590 from Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge, the site of the only known major DP outbreak in migratory waterfowl. Duck plague virus was not found in any of the samples. Results support the hypothesis that DP is not established in North American migratory waterfowl as an enzootic disease.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A survey of North American migratory waterfowl for duck plague (duck virus enteritis) virus
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume
20
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
p. 261-266
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
First page:
261
Last page:
266
Number of Pages:
6
Country:
USA
Other Geospatial:
Pacific, Central, Mississippi, and Atlantic Flyways
Online Only (Y/N):
N
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N