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1 July 1987 A Solitary Case of Duck Plague in a Wild Mallard
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Duck plague was diagnosed on the basis of pathology and virus isolation in a wild female mallard Anas platyrhynchos found dead near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Day-old Pekin ducklings and one of two adult mallards died with lesions typical of duck plague following inoculation of tissue from the wild bird. This is believed to be the only reported case of duck plague in a wild bird since a major outbreak occurred in South Dakota in 1973, and the fourth such report in North America.

G. Wobeser "A Solitary Case of Duck Plague in a Wild Mallard," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 23(3), 479-482, (1 July 1987). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-23.3.479
Received: 17 September 1986; Published: 1 July 1987
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