Eustrongylides sp. epizootic in young common egrets (Casmerodius albus)

Avian Diseases



In May 1985, epizootic mortality was reported in common egrets (Casmerodius albus) on Avery Island, Louisiana. Subsequent investigation revealed that more than 400 birds died. Severe peritoneal nematodiasis (Eustrongylides sp.) was found on postmortem examination. A nearby breeding rookery on the same island was apparently unaffected. Reasons for this selective mortality are presented. Three other reports of epizootic mortality due to Eustrongylides sp. have been reported. This is the first report of this type of epizootic in gulf-coast birds.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Eustrongylides sp. epizootic in young common egrets (Casmerodius albus)
Series title Avian Diseases
DOI 10.2307/1590964
Volume 32
Issue 1
Year Published 1988
Language English
Publisher American Association of Avian Pathologists
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description 5 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Avian Diseases
First page 143
Last page 147
Country United States
State Louisiana
Other Geospatial Avery Island
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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