J Wildl Dis.: Exertional myopathy in pileated woodpeckers (Dryocopus pileatus) subsequent to capture.
Article Type: Reprint
Subject: Woodpeckers (Diseases)
Woodpeckers (Care and treatment)
Muscle diseases (Diagnosis)
Muscle diseases (Care and treatment)
Pub Date: 06/01/2012
Publication: Name: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery Publisher: Association of Avian Veterinarians Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2012 Association of Avian Veterinarians ISSN: 1082-6742
Issue: Date: June, 2012 Source Volume: 26 Source Issue: 2
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 298292714
Full Text: Exertional myopathy in pileated woodpeckers (Dryocopus pileatus) subsequent to capture. Ruder MG, Noel BL, Bednarz JC, et al. J Wildl Dis. 2012;48:514-516.

Of 33 pileated woodpeckers (Dryocopus pileatus) captured and fitted with radio transmitters, 12 were later found dead. Three carcasses were recovered and submitted for necropsy. One bird had large pale foci in multiple muscles. Microscopically, skeletal muscle in all 3 had evidence of severe coagulative necrosis, consistent with capture myopathy.

Ruder MG, Noel BL, Bednarz JC, et al.
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