Effect of virulent Trichomonas gallinae on the band-tailed pigeon.

Abstract

Nine Trichomonas-free band-tailed pigeons (Columba fasciata fasciata) trapped in Colorado died from experimental infection with Jones' Barn Trichomonas gallinae 7.1 days (av.) post-inoculation. Three experimentally infected domestic pigeons (C. livia) used as controls died 5.7 days (av.) post-inoculation. Three band-tailed pigeons from Colorado naturally… (More)

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