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1

what are the 6 most common diseases in pigeons?

1. Lice
2. Mites
3. Pigeon Paramyxovirus
4. Canker
5. Coccidiosis
6. Endoparasites

2

what is the main lice spp seen in pigeons?

Columbicola Columbae = slender pigeon louse

3

where is the slender pigeon louse seen on birds?

on the wings and bodies of white feathered birds causing feather damage

4

how is lice infestation of pigeons Tx?

permethrin powders

5

what are the 4 main mite spp of pigeons?

1. Depluming itch mite = Knemidocoptes gallinae
2. Red mite = Dermanyssus gallinae
3. Northern fowl mite = ornithonyssus sylvarium
4. Scaly leg mite = Knemidocoptes mutans

6

What are the main Sx of infection with pigeon paramyxovirus?

PUPD, unable to fly or feed, feather abnormalities, sudden death

7

what causes canker in pigeons and how is it spread?

trichomonas
spread via crop milk

8

how can canker be Dx in pigeons?

yellow necrotic plaques in mouth that when dislodged leave an ulcerated surface --> culture

9

how can canker be Tx in pigeons?

carmidazole, rondidazole, dimetridazole

10

what are the two main endoparasites that affect pigeons?

ascarids - little pathology but cause intestinal obstruction
capillaria obsingnata - clinical impact depends on age of infection