Foot abnormalities of wild birds

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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.
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
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