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1 October 2017 Tyzzer's Disease in Free-Ranging Passerine Birds in California, USA
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Tyzzer's disease was diagnosed as the cause of mortality in free-ranging hatch-year passerine birds in Southern California, US. Birds presented with ataxia, tremors, and opisthotonos and died or were euthanized. Postmortem examination of four birds identified encephalitis on microscopy with characteristic stacked, slender bacterial rods visible with special stains. Infection with Clostridium piliforme was confirmed by real-time PCR.

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Aslı Mete, Krysta H. Rogers, and Leslie Woods "Tyzzer's Disease in Free-Ranging Passerine Birds in California, USA," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 53(4), 938-941, (1 October 2017). https://doi.org/10.7589/2017-02-041
Received: 15 February 2017; Accepted: 1 May 2017; Published: 1 October 2017
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