Tyzzer’s disease in free-ranging passerine birds in California, USA

Asli Mete, Krysta H. Rogers, Leslie Woods

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Abstract

Tyzzer’s disease was diagnosed as the cause of mortality in free-ranging hatch-year passerine birds in Southern California, US. Birds presented with ataxia, tremors, and opisthotonos and died or were euthanized. Postmortem examination of four birds identified encephalitis on microscopy with characteristic stacked, slender bacterial rods visible with special stains. Infection with Clostridium piliforme was confirmed by real-time PCR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)938-941
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume53
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017

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  • Ecology

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Tyzzer’s disease in free-ranging passerine birds in California, USA. / Mete, Asli; Rogers, Krysta H.; Woods, Leslie.

In: Journal of Wildlife Diseases, Vol. 53, No. 4, 01.10.2017, p. 938-941.

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