a disease of geese, caused by a particular worm (the amidostomum) which infests the submu-cosa of the stomach. Amidostomosis is widespread and often occurs as a generalized illness, with significant wasting away of the infected bird, particularly the young. It is transmitted by infected birds, usually on feeding grounds. The disease is most prevalent in July (in the middle belt of the USSR). The larvae of the worms in unprotected media are destroyed during winter, so that feeding grounds are free of them in spring.
REFERENCESPetrochenko, V. I., and G. A. Kotel’nikov. Gel’mintozy ptits. Moscow, 1963.
Veterinarnaia entsiklopediia, vol. 1. Moscow, 1968. Page 170.