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1 September 2002 CAUSES OF MORTALITY IN CAPTIVE ATTWATER'S PRAIRIE CHICKENS (TYMPANUCHUS CUPIDO ATTWATERI) AT THE SAN ANTONIO ZOO, 1997–2000
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Necropsy records for 102 Attwater's prairie chickens (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri) that had been captive-reared and had died at the San Antonio Zoo over a 4-yr period were evaluated to determine the causes of mortality. Gross necropsy, histopathology, and bacterial culture findings are summarized. Mortality was highest in young birds (<6 mo) and embryos. Husbandry- and gastrointestinal-related diseases were the most common causes of mortality.

Gary D. West, Michael M. Garner, and James T. Raymond "CAUSES OF MORTALITY IN CAPTIVE ATTWATER'S PRAIRIE CHICKENS (TYMPANUCHUS CUPIDO ATTWATERI) AT THE SAN ANTONIO ZOO, 1997–2000," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 33(3), (1 September 2002). https://doi.org/10.1638/1042-7260(2002)033[0236:COMICA]2.0.CO;2
Received: 5 October 2001; Published: 1 September 2002
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