An observation of Clostridium perfringens in Greater Sage-Grouse.

TitleAn observation of Clostridium perfringens in Greater Sage-Grouse.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsHagen CA, Bildfell RJ
JournalJournal of wildlife diseases
Volume43
Issue3
Pagination545-7
Date Published2007 Jul
ISSN0090-3558
KeywordsAnimals, Animals, Wild, Bird Diseases, Clostridium Infections, Clostridium perfringens, Fatal Outcome, Galliformes, Male, Oregon
Abstract

Mortality due to infectious diseases is seldom reported in the Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus). A case of necrotic enteritis associated with Clostridium perfringens type A is described in a free-ranging adult male sage-grouse in eastern Oregon. Clostridial enteritis is known to cause outbreaks of mortality in various domestic and wild birds, and should be considered as a potential cause of mortality in sage-grouse populations.

DOI10.7589/0090-3558-43.3.545
Alternate JournalJ. Wildl. Dis.