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Year 2018, Volume 3, Issue 1, 41 - 43, 30.04.2018
https://doi.org/10.31797/vetbio.388798

Abstract

References

  • ReferencesReferans1: Greenberg, T.B. ( 2006 ). Avian Dermatology. In: Saunders Manual of Small Animal Practice. Birchard SJ, Sherding RG (edts), Third ed. pp: 1758- 1771, Elsevier Inc. USA.Referans2: Harcourt-Brown, N.H. (2000). Psittacine birds. In: Handbook of Avian Medicine, Tully TN, Dorristein GM ve Jones AK (Edts.), second ed. pp: 112-143. W. B. Saunders, Philadelphia, USA.Referans3: Harris, D.J., Oglessbe, B.L. ( 2006 ). Avian Infectious Diseases. In: Saunders Manual of Small Animal Practice. Birchard SJ, Sherding RG (edts), Third ed. pp: 1740- 1757, Elsevier Inc. USA.Referans4: Lawton, M.P.C. (2000). The Physical examination. In: Handbook of Avian Medicine, Tully TN, Dorristein GM ve Jones AK (Edts.), second ed. pp: 26-42. W. B. Saunders, Philadelphia, USA.Referans5: Rubinstein. J., Lightfoot, T. (2014). Feather Loss and Feather Destructive Behavior in Pet Birds, Veterinary Clinics: Exotic Animal Practice, 17, 1: 77–101.

Feather Loss in a Budgie

Year 2018, Volume 3, Issue 1, 41 - 43, 30.04.2018
https://doi.org/10.31797/vetbio.388798

Abstract

A 3 year-old budgie with the complaint of feather loss and disturbed body growth, was referred to the clinic. In history, it was understood that two offspring showed healthy growth within the first year of their life, then scaling on the skin was observed in one of the budgie’s feet. Over the next 3 months the body feathers began to fall. In the hairless regions, new feathers appeared in a cottony look and weak structure. But these new feathers shed before they could finish growing. The food and water appetite had not deteriorated during this time.

In physical examination, there were a few feather in cotton appearance on the body of the budgie. Bird had difficulty in balancing his body while standing and walking. Nowhere in the bird's body has skin lesions. In mycological culture, Aspergillus spp was isolated.  Bird died a week after being brought to the clinic.

When the etiology of the disease is assessed in the budgies >3 years old, all feathers have fallen and body development has deteriorated, it has been concluded that it is appropriate to consider chronic diseases which cause weakening of the immune system resulting in diseases such as aspergillosis.

References

  • ReferencesReferans1: Greenberg, T.B. ( 2006 ). Avian Dermatology. In: Saunders Manual of Small Animal Practice. Birchard SJ, Sherding RG (edts), Third ed. pp: 1758- 1771, Elsevier Inc. USA.Referans2: Harcourt-Brown, N.H. (2000). Psittacine birds. In: Handbook of Avian Medicine, Tully TN, Dorristein GM ve Jones AK (Edts.), second ed. pp: 112-143. W. B. Saunders, Philadelphia, USA.Referans3: Harris, D.J., Oglessbe, B.L. ( 2006 ). Avian Infectious Diseases. In: Saunders Manual of Small Animal Practice. Birchard SJ, Sherding RG (edts), Third ed. pp: 1740- 1757, Elsevier Inc. USA.Referans4: Lawton, M.P.C. (2000). The Physical examination. In: Handbook of Avian Medicine, Tully TN, Dorristein GM ve Jones AK (Edts.), second ed. pp: 26-42. W. B. Saunders, Philadelphia, USA.Referans5: Rubinstein. J., Lightfoot, T. (2014). Feather Loss and Feather Destructive Behavior in Pet Birds, Veterinary Clinics: Exotic Animal Practice, 17, 1: 77–101.

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Primary Language English
Subjects Veterinary
Journal Section Case Reports
Authors

Arif Kurtdede (Primary Author)
Ankara Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi, İç Hastalıklar Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye
Türkiye


Mehmet Kazım BÖRKÜ


Nevra KESKİN This is me


Nurdan KARACAN

Publication Date April 30, 2018
Application Date February 2, 2018
Acceptance Date March 19, 2018
Published in Issue Year 2018, Volume 3, Issue 1

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APA Kurtdede, A. , Börkü, M. K. , Keskin, N. & Karacan, N. (2018). Feather Loss in a Budgie . Journal of Advances in VetBio Science and Techniques , 3 (1) , 41-43 . DOI: 10.31797/vetbio.388798

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