publication . Conference object . 2012

Zoonotic diseases in pet birds – a short review

Boseret, Géraldine; Saegerman, Claude;
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  • Published: 11 May 2012
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
The term « Pet bird » designates birds housed and breeded for an exclusively ornamental use. This category includes mainly Passeriformes (canaries, finches…) and Psittaciformes (parrots, parakeets…), and is a not-so-well known vet’s clientship fraction. Many families indeed own their « kitchen canary », which represent a lucrative business for pet shops or local breeders (e.a. via birds fairs and markets). Besides, some birds are bred for their very high value; for example, in the case of canaries, male and female reproductors with recognized genetic potential are presented in international contests for their posture (the Bossu Belge : fig 1a), their colour (red...
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free text keywords: zoonoses, pet bird, Life sciences, Veterinary medicine & animal health, Sciences du vivant, Médecine vétérinaire & santé animale, : Veterinary medicine & animal health [Life sciences], : Médecine vétérinaire & santé animale [Sciences du vivant]
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