||Physical / Substrate, Space, Physical Force &
Predation / Type:
(This physical factors section is currently used in Wildpro
predominantly to link different data types and demonstrate
inter-relationships. It does not contain detailed information on
the physical factor itself.)
- In the wild, most animals do not closely contact their own wastes.
- Dirty, unhygienic conditions increase contact between the animals and
potentially pathogenic microorganism
and infectious stages of macro-parasites.
- On a purely physical level, there may effects such as contamination with
droppings/excreta affecting feather structure (and therefore waterproofing), and
skin, and material from excreta becoming trapped underneath leg rings.
- Mammalian urine can cause severe damage to the skin if in prolonged contact
|Directly Associated Waterfowl Diseases
(Pododermatitis, Chronic arthritis-synovitis, Purulent