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Waterfowl diseases: causes, prevention, and control

Leaflet 13.2.3

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Abstract

Preventing and controlling disease in waterfowl is a difficult job. Few tools are available to deal with disease in highly mobile, unconfined animal populations, and few managers are trained and experienced in the prevention and control of avian diseases. Furthermore, the geographic distribution, frequency of occurrence, magnitude of losses, and causes of diseases in waterfowl, as in other life forms, change over time. Waterfowl mortality from infectious diseases, for example, has increased in the past 20 years (Friend 1992).

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Federal Government Series
Title:
Waterfowl diseases: causes, prevention, and control
Series title:
Leaflet
Series number:
13.2.3
Year Published:
1995
Language:
English
Publisher:
National Biological Service
Publisher location:
Washington, DC
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
8 p.
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
Federal Government Series
Larger Work Title:
Waterfowl Management Handbook
First page:
1
Last page:
8
Number of Pages:
8