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An abscess is a localized bacterial infection that often contains white, green, or yellow creamy material.
Aspergillosis is a fungal infection caused by several Aspergillus species.
Avian pox is caused by a virus and has been shown to infect numerous species of birds worldwide.
Brainworm is caused by the parasitic roundworm Parelaphostrongylus tenuis.
CWD is a slow-progressing disease affecting members of the deer family (cervids).
Cysts, often resembling fluid-filled bladders, can appear on the surface of several organs in the abdomen as well as in the muscle tissue.
Canine and feline distemper are caused by two different viruses that affect wild and domestic carnivores.
These growths are variable in color, texture, number, and size (from a dime to a baseball), and often found around eyes and neck.
Hair loss can be caused by a variety of bacteria, parasites, and fungi.
Hemal nodes are pea-sized spherical structures embedded within the fatty tissues of the body.
Biting midge flies in the genus Culicoides spread the viruses that cause the disease.
Symptoms of lead poisoning may include weakness, drooping wings, inability to fly, and green, watery diarrhea.
Illness ranges from no symptoms to severe disease. Leptospirosis can be fatal if not treated.
Varying sizes of purple-gray, flat, oval parasites (flukes) may be seen in the liver.
This disease of wild turkey is so newly discovered that much remains unknown.
Infected mammals show varying degrees of hair loss, usually on the legs and tail.
Adult female botflies eject developing larvae into the nostrils of deer.
Rabies is a viral disease of mammals. Rabies testing requires brain tissue.
The roundworm is called Baylisascaris procyonis. It is found primarily in raccoons.
Roundworms are some of the most common worms found in wildlife worldwide.
Affected birds have cream-colored cysts resembling rice grains in the breast, heart, and leg muscles.
Yellow or reddish, clear fluid under skin or within muscle.
A roundworm called Trichinella found in the muscles of infected animals.
Pigeons and doves are commonly infected, but they may not show clinical signs.
Tularemia is caused by bacterium called Francisella tularensis.
WNV primarily infects and multiplies in birds, which serve as reservoirs (a persisting group of carriers) for the virus.
Infected bats may exhibit white fungal growth on the muzzle and/or wings, and they often display abnormal behaviors in their hibernation sites (hibernacula) during winter.
A single dead rabbit is not cause for alarm unless there is a blood stained nose. For your safety, do not handle dead rabbits and wait for further instruction from the Missouri Department of Conservation.
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