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Title:
Trichomonas gallinae in avian populations in urban Tucson, Arizona
Author:
Hedlund, Charise Ann, 1966-
Issue Date:
1998
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
I studied Trichomonas gallinae, a flagellated protozoan that is the causative agent of the avian disease trichomoniasis. The purpose of my study was to assess (1) the incidence of trichomonads in wild birds, (2) the prevalence of trichomonads in water sources utilized by wild birds, and (3) possible methods to control the transmission of trichomonads in water sources utilized by wild birds. I trapped 403 birds during 1994 and 1995. Approximately 1/3 of these birds tested positive for T. gallinae, however, none exhibited any signs of lesions. I collected water samples from 10 bird baths, isolating flagellated protozoa from 2 of them. I could not identify the species of flagellated protozoa. I determined that high temperatures (50°C), near ultra-violet radiation, and natural sunlight are effective against trichomonads. In addition, the highest effective dilutions of Chlorox, Nolvasan, and distilled white vinegar active against trichomonads were determined.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Agriculture, Animal Pathology.; Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.; Biology, Veterinary Science.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Shaw, William

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleTrichomonas gallinae in avian populations in urban Tucson, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorHedlund, Charise Ann, 1966-en_US
dc.contributor.authorHedlund, Charise Ann, 1966-en_US
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractI studied Trichomonas gallinae, a flagellated protozoan that is the causative agent of the avian disease trichomoniasis. The purpose of my study was to assess (1) the incidence of trichomonads in wild birds, (2) the prevalence of trichomonads in water sources utilized by wild birds, and (3) possible methods to control the transmission of trichomonads in water sources utilized by wild birds. I trapped 403 birds during 1994 and 1995. Approximately 1/3 of these birds tested positive for T. gallinae, however, none exhibited any signs of lesions. I collected water samples from 10 bird baths, isolating flagellated protozoa from 2 of them. I could not identify the species of flagellated protozoa. I determined that high temperatures (50°C), near ultra-violet radiation, and natural sunlight are effective against trichomonads. In addition, the highest effective dilutions of Chlorox, Nolvasan, and distilled white vinegar active against trichomonads were determined.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Animal Pathology.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Veterinary Science.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorShaw, Williamen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1389286en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b38551767en_US
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