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Trichomonad infection in mourning doves, Zenaidura macroura, in Maryland

Chesapeake Science

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Abstract

During the 10-year period 1950-1960 the incidence of Trichomonas gallinae among several series of mourning doves shot or trapped in Maryland has varied from zero to 12 1/2 percent. Prior to 1959, all isolations of T. gallinae from doves during such surveys had been from birds with well-developed lesions. In 1959, trichomonads were demonstrated in three of 54 normal hunter-killed doves examined in Howard County. The incidence of trichomonad infection among doves which were submitted to the laboratory because they were obviously diseased was much higher. Of 44 clinically ill doves submitted during the period 1950-1960,25 were found to be infected with T. gallinae. In the Maryland area the incidence of trichomonad infection among mourning doves appears to be low, but when infection does occur it is usually due to a pathogenic strain which produces a typical fatal canker.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Trichomonad infection in mourning doves, Zenaidura macroura, in Maryland
Series title:
Chesapeake Science
Volume
2
Issue:
1-2
Year Published:
1961
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
45-48
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Chesapeake Science
First page:
45
Last page:
48