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1 July 1991 Absence of Avian Pox in Wild Turkeys in Central Mississippi
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Eastern wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) (n = 1,023), obtained during winter, spring, and summer from 1983 to 1988 on Tallahala Wildlife Management Area (TWMA) (Jasper County, Mississippi, USA) were examined for avian pox lesions. Domestic turkey poults (n = 152) maintained on the area for 1 to 2 wk periods from 1987 to 1989 also were examined. Neither wild nor domestic birds showed gross evidence of pox virus infection. This study indicated that avian pox was not endemic in wild turkeys at TWMA.

Couvillion, Stacey, and Hurst: Absence of Avian Pox in Wild Turkeys in Central Mississippi
C. E. Couvillion, L. M. Stacey, and G. A. HURST "Absence of Avian Pox in Wild Turkeys in Central Mississippi," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 27(3), 467-469, (1 July 1991). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-27.3.467
Received: 24 October 1990; Published: 1 July 1991
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