Some diseases and parasites of captive woodcocks

Journal of Wildlife Management
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Observations were made concerning the diseases and parasites of a group of woodcocks (Philohela minor) caught in Massachusetts in the summer of 1960 and kept in captivity in Maryland, and of another group caught and kept in Louisiana in the winter of 1960-61. Bumblefoot, a granulomatous swelling of the foot caused by Micrococcus sp., is reported for woodcocks for the first time. Six of 31 woodcocks were infected with a renal coccidium of an undetermined species. Tetrameres sp. was found in 4 of 31 birds examined. Sarcocystis was found in one bird. Aerosaculitis was found in several.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Some diseases and parasites of captive woodcocks
Series title Journal of Wildlife Management
Volume 29
Issue 1
Year Published 1965
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 156-161
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Wildlife Management
First page 156
Last page 161