oa Agricultural Journal of the Union of South Africa - Notes on some diseases of the ostrich

Volume 36, Issue 1
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Very little is known about the diseases of the ostrich, in fact, if we exclude the internal parasites, they are not even named, except by the farmers, who have affected birds, employing nomenclature suggested by the clinical symptoms. Thus we have ""Dronkziekte"", ""Kalkziekte"", ""Kopziekte"" and ""Lamziekte"" this latter term being employed when a bird is down and unable to rise from any cause whatever.

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