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1 October 1970 Pasteurella anatipestifer as a Cause of Mortality In Captive Wild Waterfowl
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An outbreak of Pasteurella anatipestifer infection in young wild waterfowl at the Niska Waterfowl Research Center resulted in losses of approximately 100 Blue and Snow Geese, one White-fronted Goose, five Mandarin Ducks, one Black Duck and one Wood Duck. Clinical signs included diarrhea, paralysis and tremors. Gross lesions were fibrin deposits on serosal surfaces, hemorrhages on the epicardium, consolidation of the lungs, cloudy or flaky deposits on the air sacs, and dark, swollen spleens. Microscopic lesions included fibrinous meningitis, pneumonitis, air saculitis and serositis. Swollen leg and foot joints were seen in some cases. Chloramphenicol treatment seemed to be of benefit in controlling the outbreak.

KARSTAD, LUSIS, and LONG: Pasteurella anatipestifer as a Cause of Mortality In Captive Wild Waterfowl
LARS KARSTAD, PETER LUSIS, and J. R. LONG "Pasteurella anatipestifer as a Cause of Mortality In Captive Wild Waterfowl," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 6(4), 408-413, (1 October 1970). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-6.4.408
Published: 1 October 1970
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