We observed Sanderlings (Calidris alba) with facial growths in coastal Louisiana, US during summer of 2016. Severe lesions were associated with lethargy and lack of a flight response. We determined that the skin growth etiology was a bacterium of the genus Dermatophilus, rarely reported infecting birds. Sanderlings also exhibited severe amyloidosis.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Novel dermatophilosis and concurrent amyloidosis in Sanderlings (Calidris alba) from Louisiana, USA|
|Series title||Journal of Wildlife Diseases|
|Publisher||Wildlife Disease Association|
|Contributing office(s)||National Wildlife Health Center|