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Infectious and parasitic diseases of cranes: Principles of treatment and prevention

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Edited by:
George W. Archibald and Roger F. Pasquier

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Abstract

Little is known of the incidence and pathogenic effects of infectious and parasitic diseases in the world's 15 crane species. in addition to being a primary cause of crane morality, diseases increase the susceptibility of an animal to depredation, malnutrition, accidents, and other mortality factors and reduces its chances of survival during times of stress. Although the treatment and control of diseases of wild cranes is difficult, the management of captive cranes is becoming more and more successful through the use of intensive husbandry, preventative medicine, and parasite control programs. this paper describes some of the infectious and parasitic diseases of wild and captive cranes and outlines management principles for their control, especially in confinement.

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Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Infectious and parasitic diseases of cranes: Principles of treatment and prevention
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Publisher:
International Crane Foundation
Publisher location:
Baraboo, Wisconsin
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
15 p.
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Conference publication
Larger Work Title:
Proceedings of the 1983 International Crane Workshop
First page:
539
Last page:
553
Conference Title:
International Crane Workshop
Conference Location:
Held in Bharatpur, India
Conference Date:
February, 1983