order Anseriformes

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Noun1.order Anseriformes - ducksorder Anseriformes - ducks; geese; swans; screamers  
animal order - the order of animals
Aves, class Aves - (ornithology) the class of birds
anseriform bird - chiefly web-footed swimming birds
Anatidae, family Anatidae - swimming birds having heavy short-legged bodies and bills with a horny tip: swans; geese; ducks
Anseres, suborder Anseres - used in some especially older classifications; coextensive with the family Anatidae
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The chosen fasting times for this patient were aggressive but were well within recommended fasting periods for the size of this bird and for the order Anseriformes. (14) Although attention was given to positioning, this patient still regurgitated under anesthesia during CT evaluation.
Five of these high-risk host species were members of the family Anatidae order Anseriformes. Four resident species were selected as the bridge species that are most likely to disperse H5N1 in the Poyang Lake area (Table III).
Wild birds, especially waterfowl of the order Anseriformes (ducks, geese, and swans) are the natural reservoir of low pathogenicity avian influenza viruses, and since the HPAI outbreak at Lake Qinghai, People's Republic of China, in 2005, they have been suspected of playing a role as long-distance vectors of HPAI viruses (2,3).