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Pododermatitis in captive-reared black stilts (Himantopus novaezelandiae).
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PMID:  22950312     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
A potential cause of pododermatitis ("bumblefoot") was investigated in captive-reared juvenile black stilts at the Department of Conservation "Kaki Recovery Program" at Twizel, New Zealand. To address the importance of substrate, the development of clinical signs in individuals was compared among aviaries that contained rubber matting and/or salt footbaths, and controls. No effect of either experimental manipulation of the environment was apparent on pododermatitis development. With the substrate appearing not to be an initiating factor, and a previous study that indicated that the birds' diet fulfills the nutritional requirements for rearing black stilts in captivity, results of this study suggest that insufficient space for exercise may instead be the cause.
Elizabeth Chang Reissig; Daniel M Tompkins; Richard F Maloney; Emily Sancha; David A Wharton
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1042-7260     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Zoo Wildl. Med.     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8915208     Medline TA:  J Zoo Wildl Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  408-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, National University of La Plata, P.O. Box 296, La Plata 1900, Argentina.
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