publication . Article . 2007

Pacheco’s disease in a Hungarian zoo bird population: A case report

Andrea Bistyák; S. Kecskeméti; R. Glávits; I. Tischler; S. Nagy; G. Kardos; I. Kiss;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2007
  • Country: Hungary
Abstract
<jats:p>An epizootic of Pacheco’s disease is reported from a zoo bird population. The infection was introduced by wild-captured Patagonian conures ( <jats:italic>Cyanoliseus patagonus</jats:italic> ) despite 61 days of quarantine. The disease affected several parrot species and, interestingly, three out of seven bearded barbets ( <jats:italic>Lybius dubius</jats:italic> ). The mortality rate was 30.93%. Autopsy revealed abdominal hyperaemia with liver haemorrhages and, in less rapid cases, yellowish discoloration and fragility of the liver. Death was caused by the collapse of circulation. Histopathology demonstrated liver cell necrosis, disintegration of the lob...
Subjects
free text keywords: Agrártudományok, Állatorvosi tudományok, General Veterinary, Virus, Conure, biology.organism_classification, biology, Epizootic, medicine.disease, medicine, Histopathology, medicine.medical_specialty, Virology, Liver cell, Lybius dubius, Embryonated, Population, education.field_of_study, education
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publication . Article . 2007

Pacheco’s disease in a Hungarian zoo bird population: A case report

Andrea Bistyák; S. Kecskeméti; R. Glávits; I. Tischler; S. Nagy; G. Kardos; I. Kiss;