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Referring to birds of the parrot family (parrots, parakeets, and budgerigars).


said of birds which are members of the order Psittaciformes, the parrots and parakeets.

psittacine beak and feather disease
occurs predominantly in young birds with their first contour feathers, but sometimes adults with previously normal feathers. There is a loss of contour and down feathers over most of the body, often progressing to complete baldness. The upper and lower beak may also be involved with inflammation, abnormal elongation, uneven wearing and transverse fracture lines. The disease is caused by circovirus.
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pdf), and conjunctiva and cloaca swabs were collected from all 94 psittacines showing cutaneous lesions (27 birds) or not (67 birds).
These include Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease circovirus, Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour and the introduced Chytrid fungus in amphibians.
Not only are there still plenty of psittacine cases, but also our clinic has identified numerous birds of prey with clinical signs and diagnostic evidence of chlamydiosis.
Eight psittacine viruses and 5 passerine viruses have since been described (3,4).
Laminosioptes cysticola has been previously described in passerines (FAIN, 1981; STEWART, 1963), a psittacine (FAIN, 1981) and pigeons (FAIN, 1981; TORO, 1999), both playing roles in harbouring and dissemination.
Occurrence of avian bornavirus infection in captive psittacines in various European countries and its association with proventricular dilatation disease.
Preliminary studies of electrostimulation to facilitate manual semen collection in psittacines.
Since then, 6 different ABV genotypes have been detected in psittacines birds.
In addition, psittacines are highly intelligent and extremely social.
To the Editor: Proventricular dilatation disease (PDD) is a fatal disease in psittacines that jeopardizes critical species conservation projects, such as that involving the Spix's macaw (Cyanopsitta spixii), the world's most endangered bird species (1).
Although this genotype is the most commonly found worldwide in psittacine birds, this case report describes the first avian chlamydiosis outbreak affecting critically endangered and endemic psittacines subjected to reintegration programs in Mexico.
However, numerous outbreaks of fatal protozoan infections have been reported over the past 40 years, mainly among psittacines of Australia that have been kept in aviaries (5,6).