megabacteriosis

megabacteriosis

an infection of the gastric isthmus of budgerigars and other caged birds, caused by Macrorhabdus.
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Seven birds (6 cockatiels and 1 lovebird) had proventricular megabacteriosis, and 1 of those cockatiels also had intraluminal gastric yeast and ingluvial yeast with pseudohyphae.
However, 1 of these 3 cockatiels had gastric megabacteriosis (Macrorhabdus ornithogaster) and intraluminal yeast, and another had severe diffuse gastric megabacteriosis.
Other differential diagnoses for this case included a proventricular or ventricular obstruction, mycobacteriosis, megabacteriosis, and/or a bacterial or fungal infection of the proventriculus.