A solitary case of duck plague in a wild mallard

Journal of Wildlife Diseases
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Duck plague was diagnosed on the basis of pathology and virus isolation in a wild female mallard Anas platyrhynchos found dead near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Day-old Pekin ducklings and one of two adult mallards died with lesions typical of duck plague following inoculation of tissue from the wild bird. This is believed to be the only reported case of duck plague in a wild bird since a major outbreak occurred in South Dakota in 1973, and the fourth such report in North America.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title A solitary case of duck plague in a wild mallard
Series title Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume 23
Issue 3
Year Published 1987
Language English
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description p. 479-482
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Wildlife Diseases
First page 479
Last page 482
Country Canada
State Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
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