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Foot abnormalities of wild birds

Bird-Banding

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Abstract

The various foot abnormalities that occur in birds, including pox, scaly-leg, bumble-foot, ergotism and freezing are reviewed. In addition, our findings at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center include pox from dove, mockingbird, cowbird, grackle and several species of sparrows. Scaly-leg has been particularly prevalent on icterids. Bumble foot has been observed in a whistling swan and in a group of captive woodcock. Ergotism is reported from a series of captive Canada geese from North Dakota. Several drug treatments recommended by others are presented.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Foot abnormalities of wild birds
Series title:
Bird-Banding
Volume
33
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1962
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
191-198
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Bird-Banding
First page:
191
Last page:
198