Clostridial enteritis in a Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

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This report describes the case management of a suspected clostridial enteritis with concurrent traumatic beak amputation and radial fracture in an adult female mallard (Anas platyrhynchos). The Clostridium-associated diarrhea responded well to standard antimicrobial treatment, but the duck remained anorexic and required aggressive nutritional support. Environmental enrichment was required to resolve the anorexia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-12
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Wildlife Rehabilitation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Anas platyrhynchos
  • Clostridium
  • Enteritis
  • Mallard

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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