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Ruptured-yolk peritonitis and organochlorine residues in a royal tern

Avian Diseases

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Abstract

Ruptured-yolk peritonitis was responsible for the death of a royal tern. Lodgment of eggs in the oviduct was probably due to reverse peristalsis brought about by breakage of the thin-shelled eggs and secondary bacterial infection. The thin shells were apparently not related to the low levels of DDE and other organochlorine pollutants found in tissues and egg contents.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Ruptured-yolk peritonitis and organochlorine residues in a royal tern
Series title:
Avian Diseases
Volume
21
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1977
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
445-447
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
445
Last page:
447
Number of Pages:
3