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Trichomoniasis in a Bonelli's eagle population in Spain.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10682745     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During 1980-97, trichomoniasis was detected in nestlings of Bonelli's eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus in Catalonia (Spain). In 1993 Trichomonas gallinae was isolated in 36% of nestlings (n = 39) and affected 41% of broods (n = 22). Overall, trichomoniasis was one of the most important single nestling mortality factor, accounting for 22% of total chick mortality, and causing the death of 2% of chicks. Trichomoniasis deaths took place during the second half of the nestling period. The median age at death was 45.5 days. Although the presence of the parasite was not related to the composition of the diet or parental age, pairs that developed the disease ate more pigeons and included more often non-adult birds. At present trichomoniasis apparently has little demographic impact on the Bonelli's eagle population in Catalonia, but the eventual spread of this disease in chicks and its unknown effects on adults might be of concern.
J Real; S Mañosa; E Muñoz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of wildlife diseases     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0090-3558     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Wildl. Dis.     Publication Date:  2000 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-07-25     Completed Date:  2000-07-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0244160     Medline TA:  J Wildl Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  64-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departament de Biologia Animal (Vertebrats), Facultát de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Bird Diseases / epidemiology*
Diet / veterinary
Eagles / parasitology*
Spain / epidemiology
Trichomonas / isolation & purification
Trichomonas Infections / epidemiology,  veterinary*

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