Pacheco's disease

Pacheco's disease

a disease of parrots caused by a species-specific herpesvirus and characterized by weakness, diarrhea and focal necrosis in the liver and spleen. Intranuclear inclusion bodies in hepatocytes suggest the diagnosis. The disease causes very heavy mortalities in zoo colonies.
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Sequencing of the amplicon showed it to be the genotype 1 variant, which is most commonly associated with Pacheco's disease, an acute rapidly fatal systemic infection.
This parrot was on a nutritionally adequate diet and had a negative antibody titer for Pacheco's disease, and no underlying cause was identified.
Initial diagnostic tests completed were a complete blood count, plasma biochemical analysis, blood lead level, plasma zinc level, serologic testing for Pacheco's disease, fecal Gram's stain, and full-body radiographs.