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Challenge infection as a means of determining the rate of disease resistant Trichomonas gallinae-free birds in a population

Journal of Wildlife Diseases

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Abstract

Trichomonas gallinae-free pigeons and mourning doves were infected with the Jones' Barn strain of T. gallinae to determine the rate of disease resistant T. gallinae-free birds in each population. Although all birds became infected 88% of the pigeons were resistant to trichomoniasis while 82% of the mourning doves were resistant. It was concluded that these birds had been previously infected and spontaneously lost their trichomonad fauna while retaining their resistance to fatal infection.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Challenge infection as a means of determining the rate of disease resistant Trichomonas gallinae-free birds in a population
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume
6
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1970
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
13-15
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
First page:
13
Last page:
15
Number of Pages:
3