V. F. Nettles

Oral Biomarking of a Supplementally-fed Herd of Free-ranging White-tailed Deer

A field study was undertaken to: 1) determine if a large number of freeranging white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) could be marked with tetracycline hydrochloride (THC), and, if successful, 2) assess use of supplemental feed by deer. Shelled corn treated with THC (approximately 300 mg/0.45 kg) was distributed (18 Jul-3 Aug 1992) on a commercial hunting club in South Carolina that supplementally fed white-tailed deer. Mandibles collected from 784 hunterharvested deer (15 Aug 1992-1 Jan 1993) were evaluated for THC marks. Of those, 67.8% from the club where treated corn was deposited...


A Survey of Parasites and Diseases of Pen-raised Wild Turkeys

Evaluations of health status were made on 119 pen-raised wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) by complete necropsy, serological, and microbiological testing, blood smear examinations, subinoculation trials, and parasite identification. At least 33 species of parasites including 9 protozoans, 14 helminths, and 10 arthropods were found. Infectious disease agents isolated or identified histopathologically were avian pox virus, Mycoplasma gallisepticum. and Aspergillusjumigatus. Serologic testing disclosed antibodies to infectious bursal disease virus-2, M. gallisepticum. M. meleagridis. and...