Diseases of stiff-tailed ducks in captivity

Nigella Hillgarth, Janet Kear


Results of post-mortem data from 439 stifftails and 24 White-backed Duck dying in Wildfowl Trust collections between 1959 and 1980 have been analysed. The main causes of death are enteritis, pneumonia, tuberculosis and trauma. There was a low level of renal failure, parasite infestation and of aspergillosis.

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