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Impacts of upper respiratory tract disease on olfactory behavior of the Mojave desert tortoise

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Impacts of upper respiratory tract disease on olfactory behavior of the Mojave desert tortoise; 2014; Article; Journal; Journal of Wildlife Diseases; Germano, Jennifer; Van Zerr, Vanessa E.; Esque, Todd C.; Nussear, Ken E.; Lamberski, Nadine

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Upper respiratory tract disease (URTD) caused by Mycoplasma agassizii is considered a threat to desert tortoise populations that should be addressed as part of the recovery of the species. Clinical signs can be intermittent and include serous or mucoid nasal discharge and respiratory difficulty when nares are occluded. This nasal congestion may result in a loss of the olfactory sense. Turtles are known to use olfaction to identify food items, predators, and conspecifics; therefore, it is likely that URTD affects not only their physical well-being but also their behavior and ability to perform necessary functions in the wild. To determine more specifically the impact nasal discharge might have on free-ranging tortoises (Gopherus agassizii), [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.7589/2013-06-130
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