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1 October 1985 DISEASES DIAGNOSED IN WILD TURKEYS (MELEAGRIS GALLOPAVO) OF THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES
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Diagnostic findings are presented on 139 sick or dead wild turkeys examined during the period 1972 through 1984. Turkeys originated from eight southeastern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia) and included 31 turkeys categorized as capture-related mortalities and 108 turkeys categorized as natural mortalities. Frequent diagnoses (≥10% of case accessions) in the natural mortality group were trauma, avian pox, and histomoniasis. Less frequent diagnoses (≤4% of case accessions) included malnutrition/environmental stress syndrome, coligranuloma-like condition, crop impaction, bumblefoot, organophosphate toxicosis, infectious sinusitis, a lympho-proliferative disease, salmonellosis, aspergillosis, toxoplasmosis, crop trichomoniasis, and melorheostosis.

Davidson, Nettles, Couvillion, and Howerth: DISEASES DIAGNOSED IN WILD TURKEYS (MELEAGRIS GALLOPAVO) OF THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES
WILLIAM R. DAVIDSON, Victor F. Nettles, C. Edward Couvillion, and Elizabeth W. Howerth "DISEASES DIAGNOSED IN WILD TURKEYS (MELEAGRIS GALLOPAVO) OF THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 21(4), (1 October 1985). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-21.4.386
Received: 4 February 1985; Published: 1 October 1985
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