leucocytozoonosis

leucocytozoonosis

an acute disease in young birds caused by infection with Leucocytozoon spp. and characterized by emaciation, weakness and debility. Death is usual within a few days and the mortality rate may be very high. In adult birds the course is longer and the signs may include dyspnea.
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A study on the presence of leucocytozoonosis in pigeon and chicken of hilly districts of Bangladesh.
Mortality in fledgling Great Horned Owls from black fly hematophaga and leucocytozoonosis.
Escherichia coli infection may have resulted in the septic condition, which could have been a contributing factor in the bird's disease state, but the organisms found in most major tissues led us to believe that leucocytozoonosis was the primary cause of death.