Victoria A. Bowes
Animal Health Centre, B.C. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, P.O. Box 100, Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 4N8
Abstract: An outbreak of wild bird mortality in southwestern B.C. began in mid-November 1992 and declined sharply as winter progressed. Pine Siskins (Carduelis pinus) were particularly affected with smaller numbers of Evening Grosbeaks (Coccothraustes vespertinus) and other species. All birds died from Salmonella typhimurium septicemia. Details of the outbreak and the infections are presented.
Key words: Pine Siskin, Carduelis pinus, Evening Grosbeak, Coccothraustes vespertinus, salmonella, Salmonella typhimurium, disease
Bowes, V.A. 1993. The 1992-1993 outbreak of salmonellosis in Pine Siskins in British Columbia. British Columbia Birds 3:13-14.
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