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1 July 1975 THE DIGESTIVE TRACT OF THE WHITEBACK GRIFFON VULTURE AND ITS ROLE IN DISEASE TRANSMISSION AMONG WILD UNGULATES
D. C. HOUSTON
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The digestive tract of the whiteback vulture (Gyps africanus) is described. Some disease organisms were fed to a captive bird to discover if they could survive passage through the tract, and the role of these scavenging birds in the spread of diseases among wild ungulates is discussed.

HOUSTON and COOPER: THE DIGESTIVE TRACT OF THE WHITEBACK GRIFFON VULTURE AND ITS ROLE IN DISEASE TRANSMISSION AMONG WILD UNGULATES
D. C. HOUSTON "THE DIGESTIVE TRACT OF THE WHITEBACK GRIFFON VULTURE AND ITS ROLE IN DISEASE TRANSMISSION AMONG WILD UNGULATES," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 11(3), 306-313, (1 July 1975). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-11.3.306
Received: 16 April 1974; Published: 1 July 1975
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