- Efficacy of European starling control to reduce Salmonella enterica contamination in a concentrated animal feeding operation in the Texas panhandleJames C Carlson
U S Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA
BMC Vet Res 7:9. 2011..In both facilities, we sampled cattle feed, cattle water and cattle feces for S. enterica before and after starling control operations...
- The role of European starlings in the spread of coccidia within concentrated animal feeding operationsJames C Carlson
U S Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center, 4101 LaPorte Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA
Vet Parasitol 180:340-3. 2011..shedding by cattle and there was no correlation between starling numbers and contamination of cattle feed and water, suggesting that starling do not contribute to the amplification and spread of Eimeria in CAFOs...
- The role of a generalized ultraviolet cue for blackbird food selectionScott J Werner
USDA APHIS WS National Wildlife Research Center, 4101 LaPorte Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80521 2154, United States
Physiol Behav 106:597-601. 2012..These findings support the hypothesized function of UV vision for avian food selection, the implications of which remain to be explored for the sensory and behavioral ecology within agronomic and natural environments...