Postmortem evaluation of reintroduced migratory whooping cranes (Grus americana) in eastern North America

Wildlife Disease
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Abstract

Endangered whooping cranes (Grus americana) have been reintroduced into the eastern U.S. to speed recovery efforts. This study reviewed necropsy and diagnostic records of 125 crane carcasses recovered during the project’s first 15 years following release of 268 cranes. The proportions of causal classifications did not differ significantly from a previously published study, despite the former study’s limited scope and sample size. Several new estimates of infectious and non-infectious disease burdens and exposure are now available from this long-term monitoring effort and enlarged dataset.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Postmortem evaluation of reintroduced migratory whooping cranes (Grus americana) in eastern North America
Series title Wildlife Disease
DOI 10.7589/2019-05-124
Volume 56
Issue 3
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher Wildlife Disease Association
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description 6 p.
First page 673
Last page 678
Country Canada, United States
Other Geospatial Eastern North America
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