Bibliography of references to avian botulism: Update

Special Scientific Report - Wildlife 243




This bibliography, first compiled in 1970 (Allen and Wilson 1977) and published in 1977 in response to many requests for information on avian botulism, has been updated to include the literature published through 1980.

In general, only articles dealing primarily with the avian disease are included, as opposed to those concerned with the various aspects of the biology of Clostridium botulinum, either type C or E. A few exceptions, such as Bengtson's report of the first isolation and description of the type C organism, are included for their historical interest. Progress reports and other administrative documents not available for distribution on request are excluded, as are most textbook accounts, which are generally summaries of work published elsewhere.

This bibliography was a cooperative effort by the National Wildlife Health Laboratory, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. National Park Service. The National Park Service provided partial funding for the work through Contract No. 89100-0491.

Although the authors attempted to list every important reference, they make no claim to complete coverage of the published literature. The authors will be grateful to users of the bibliography who call attention to errors or omissions.

Wayne I. Jensen (Retired)

Milton Friend, Director, National Wildlife Health Laboratory

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Bibliography of references to avian botulism: Update
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Special Scientific Report - Wildlife
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Washington, DC
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National Wildlife Health Center
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Updates and revises Special Scientific Report-Wildlife 204 (1977)