Bacterial and parasitic diseases of parrots

Doneley, Robert J.T. (2009) Bacterial and parasitic diseases of parrots. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice, 12 3: 417-432. doi:10.1016/j.cvex.2009.06.009

Author Doneley, Robert J.T.
Title Bacterial and parasitic diseases of parrots
Journal name Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1094-9194
Publication date 2009-09-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.cvex.2009.06.009
Volume 12
Issue 3
Start page 417
End page 432
Total pages 16
Place of publication United States
Publisher W.B. Saunders Co.
Language eng
Abstract As wild-caught birds become increasingly rare in aviculture, there is a corresponding decline in the incidence of bacterial and parasitic problems and an increase in the recognition of the importance of maintaining health through better nutrition and husbandry. Nevertheless, the relatively close confines of captivity mean an increased pathogen load in the environment in which companion and aviary parrots live. This increased pathogen load leads to greater exposure of these birds to bacteria and parasites, and consequently a greater risk of infection and disease. This article discusses bacterial and parasitic infections in companion and aviary parrots. It includes the origins, pathogens, diagnosis, treatment, and some of the associated risk factors. © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Keyword Psittacine
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Veterinary Science Publications
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