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Avian Diseases
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Diseases can be of a variety of causes: 1. Viral diseases 2. Bacterial diseases 3. Fungal diseases 4. Protozoal diseases 5. Parasitic diseases 6. Nutritional diseases 7. Metabolic diseases 8. Toxic agents
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Signs and symptoms of disease in birds. 1. – may indicate the bird is trying to retain body heat and is chilled. 2. Runny or unusual ( ) may indicate a digestive system problem. 3. Lack of activity, failure to fly may indicate a problem. 4. from the eyes, nostrils, mouth may indicate respiratory or other problems. 5. Continually closed eyes. 6. Irregular or difficulty . 7. Lack of appetite or failure to eat.
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Most diseases usually occur when birds are first taken home. Once established in a home, pet birds usually don’t come into contact with other birds and so transmission of disease is not very common. is most likely to bring a disease home to the bird. If you have other birds, any new birds should go through a period of quarantine and observation.
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Psittacine Beak and feather disease. A and fatal disease that affects the beak, feathers and immune system of psittacines. Has been diagnosed in over different species. Most common in birds. Birds are and regurgitate. May develop enteritis, diarrhea, pneumonia, and may die without any display of feather or beak problems. Affected birds usually can be identified at first molt – new feathers may not , may be deformed and break off easily, beak and nails may be soft and overgrown.
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PBFD Usually get . See at the base of the beak. Eventually see neurotic behavior from bird. There is no cure, prognosis is 6 months to 2 years.
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Pacheco’s Parrot Disease A – primarily infects parrots, cockatoos, and macaws. Causes acute . Symptoms: lethargic diarrhea, regurgitate, increased thirst. May also see tremors, ataxia and seizures. Some may recover, other die with few symptoms. No specific treatment – Keep warm, plenty of fluids, antibiotics (for secondary infections). (anti-herpes viral drug) may be of some benefit.
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are thought to be resistant to the infection and may serve as sources of infection for other species of psittacines. Any bird that recovers from Pacheco's disease or survives an outbreak should be considered a . Transmission of Pacheco’s disease virus (PDV) is generally through infected and nasal discharge.
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A killed virus vaccine has been developed to protect high risk psitticines, such as those in pet shops, quarantine facilities, aviaries and bird shows. The vaccination is given subcutaneously to small psittacines and either subcutaneously or intramuscularly to large psittacines.
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Newcastle disease (avian distemper) Virus affects the , and digestive systems. Highly . Worldwide distribution. Infected birds may cough, sneeze, have a nasal discharge, have difficulty , watery diarrhea, muscle tremors, twisting of the neck, swelling of the face, wing droop, leg paralysis and death.
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