An epornitic of duck viral enteritis in a Zoological Park

R. J. Montali, M. Bush, G. A. Greenwell

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An epornitic of duck viral enteritis occurred at the National Zoological Park in the spring of 1975. The disease affected 8 different species of ducks; geese and swan were spared. Diagnosis was based on characteristic pathologic changes, with herpetic inclusion bodies in the epithelium of the digestive tract and liver, and by viral isolation from 4 ducks. An experimental attenuated live virus vaccine and sanitizing procedures were used to control the epornitic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)954-958
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Issue number9
StatePublished - Dec 1 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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