leucocytozoonosis

leucocytozoonosis

an acute disease in young birds caused by infection with Leucocytozoon spp. and characterized by emaciation, weakness and debility. Death is usual within a few days and the mortality rate may be very high. In adult birds the course is longer and the signs may include dyspnea.
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Mortality in fledgling Great Horned Owls from black fly haematophaga and leucocytozoonosis.