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1 April 2003 Vacuolar Myelinopathy in Waterfowl from a North Carolina Impoundment
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Vacuolar myelinopathy was confirmed by light and electron microscopic examination of mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), ring-necked ducks (Aythya collaris), and buffleheads (Bucephala albeola) collected during an epizootic at Lake Surf in central North Carolina (USA) between November 1998 and February 1999. Clinical signs of affected birds were consistent with central nervous system impairment of motor function (incoordination, abnormal movement and posture, weakness, paralysis). This is the first report of this disease in wild waterfowl (Anseriformes).

Augspurger, Fischer, Thomas, Sileo, Brannian, Miller, and Rocke: Vacuolar Myelinopathy in Waterfowl from a North Carolina Impoundment
Tom Augspurger, John R. Fischer, Nancy J. Thomas, L. Sileo, Roger E. Brannian, Kimberli J. G. Miller, and Tonie E. Rocke "Vacuolar Myelinopathy in Waterfowl from a North Carolina Impoundment," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 39(2), (1 April 2003). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-39.2.412
Received: 13 August 2002; Published: 1 April 2003
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