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Fatal pox infection in a rough-legged hawk

Journal of Wildlife Diseases
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Abstract

Natural pox infection occurred in a free-living rough-legged hawk (Buteo lagopus) in northeastern North Dakota. Gross, histological and electron microscopic findings were typical of pox infection, and characteristic lesions developed in red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) but not in great horned owls (Bubo virginianus) following inoculation with case material. Death of the rough-legged hawk was attributed to starvation resulting from inability to capture prey and to blood loss from foot lesions.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Fatal pox infection in a rough-legged hawk
Series title Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume 11
Issue 2
Year Published 1975
Language English
Contributing office(s) Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description 5 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Wildlife Diseases
First page 224
Last page 228