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1 April 1974 PREVALENCE OF SUBCUTANEOUS EMPHYSEMA IN YOUNG TERNS, SKIMMERS AND GULLS
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Examination of five coastal species of sea birds on Long Island, New York, revealed 18 cases of subcutaneous emphysema among over 11,000 chicks handled over a 5 year period. The condition may result from a variety of causes, but trauma to young birds from territorial adults is believed to play an important role. The condition is often benign, but when severe may interfere with both cryptic posture and escape. It should be distinguished from generalized edema, a condition which might occur in the same populations. Treatment is simple and usually successful.

GOCHFELD: PREVALENCE OF SUBCUTANEOUS EMPHYSEMA IN YOUNG TERNS, SKIMMERS AND GULLS
MICHAEL GOCHFELD "PREVALENCE OF SUBCUTANEOUS EMPHYSEMA IN YOUNG TERNS, SKIMMERS AND GULLS," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 10(2), 115-120, (1 April 1974). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-10.2.115
Received: 1 February 1973; Published: 1 April 1974
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