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- Galosi, Livio; Scaglione, Frine E.; Magi, Gian Enrico; Cork, Susan C.; Peirce, Michael A.; Ferraro, Stefano; Cucuzza, Laura Starvaggi; Cannizzo, Francesca T.; Rossi, Giacomo
- Journal of avian medicine and surgery 2019 v.33 no.2 pp. 179-183
- Haemoproteus; Leucocytozoon; Plasmodium; Poicephalus; cytochrome b; feathers; females; genes; liver; microscopy; mitochondria; mitochondrial genome; necropsy; parrots; polymerase chain reaction
- ... A necropsy was conducted on a female grey-headed parrot (Poicephalus robustus suahelicus) that died following signs of depression, ruffled feathers, and inappetence. Microscopic examination revealed the presence of hemoprotozoa in the liver. A nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR), targeting the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene of Haemoproteus species, Plasmodium species, and Leucocytozoon species ...
- González-Hein, Gisela; Gil, Isabel Aguirre; Sanchez, Rodolfo; Huaracan, Bernardo
- Journal of avian medicine and surgery 2019 v.33 no.2 pp. 141-149
- Aves polyomavirus 1; Beak and feather disease virus; beak; bird diseases; birds; feathers; genes; genetic variation; hosts; polymerase chain reaction; Chile
- ... Avian polyomavirus disease and psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD) are both contagious viral diseases in psittacine birds with similar clinical manifestations and characterized by abnormal feathers. To determine the prevalence of Aves polyomavirus 1 (APyV) and beak and feather disease virus (BFDV) in captive, exotic psittacine birds in Chile, feathers from 250 psittacine birds, representing ...