thumbnail

Avian botulism

By:
, , and

Links

  • The Publications Warehouse does not have links to digital versions of this publication at this time
  • Download citation as: RIS | Dublin Core

Abstract

What is avian botulism?


Avian botulism, or Western duck sickness, is one of the three most important disease problems of wild migratory birds. Each year, many birds are paralyzed or die after exposure to a toxin produced by the botulinum bacterium. Two of the seven toxin types that have been identifies cause mortality in wild birds; one of these types, type C, is most often associated with dieoffs of ducks, while type E primarily affects gulls and loons.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Federal Government Series
Title:
Avian botulism
Year Published:
1985
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. National Park Service
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
18 p.