Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy in the Southeast: An Ecoepidemiological Assessment with Emphasis on Lake Surf, North Carolina : Final Report
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Between 1995 and 2005, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and partners investigated the occurence and significance of avian vacuolar myelinopathy in North Carolina. One aspect of the work was a cooperative study on timing and causes of the disease, with a series of experiments conducted at, or with waterbirds or environmental samples collected from, Lake Surf (also known as Woodlake), near Vass, North Carolina. All study results have been published in peer reviewed journals, and this report merely synthesizes those publications which should be referenced for detailed methods and results. The work was coordinated by Tom Augspurger in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Raleigh Field Office and Dr. Tonie Rocke of the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, WI. Partners in different aspects of the work included the National Wildlife Health Center, Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, North Carolina State University, Indiana University, and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. Funding was provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Division of Environmental Contaminants (study identifiers 4F33 and 200040002.1).
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/raleigh/pdfs/NC_AVM_Study_Final_Report.pdf, 400 KB
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Raliegh, North Carolina, Ecological Services Field Office