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Ruptured-Yolk Peritonitis and Organochlorine Residues in a Royal Tern

Lawrence J. Blus, Louis N. Locke and Charles J. Stafford
Avian Diseases
Vol. 21, No. 3 (Jul. - Sep., 1977), pp. 445-447
DOI: 10.2307/1589330
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1589330
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Ruptured-Yolk Peritonitis and Organochlorine Residues in a Royal Tern
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Abstract

Ruptured-yolk peritonitis was responsible for the death of a royal tern. Lodgment of eggs in the oviduct was probably due to reverse peristalsis brought about by breakage of the thin-shelled eggs and secondary bacterial infection. The thin shells were apparently not related to the low levels of DDE and other organochlorine pollutants found in tissues and egg contents.

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