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Coccidia of whooping cranes

Journal of Wildlife Diseases

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Abstract

Coccidial oocysts were observed in 6 of 19 fecal samples from free-ranging whooping cranes (Grus americana) and 4 of 16 samples from captive whooping cranes. Eimeria gruis occurred in four free-ranging whooping cranes and E. reichenowi in two free-ranging and two captive whooping cranes. Fecal samples from two captive cranes contained oocysts of Isospora lacazei which was considered a spurious parasite. Oocysts of both species of Eimeria were prevalent in fecal samples collected from three free-ranging Canadian sandhill cranes (G. canadensis rowani) from whooping crane wintering grounds in Texas. These coccidia were prevalent also in fecal samples from 14 sandhill cranes (of 4 subspecies) maintained in captivity at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Maryland.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Coccidia of whooping cranes
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume
14
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1978
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
24-27
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
First page:
24
Last page:
27