Flashcards in Pigeons Deck (10)
what are the 6 most common diseases in pigeons?
3. Pigeon Paramyxovirus
what is the main lice spp seen in pigeons?
Columbicola Columbae = slender pigeon louse
where is the slender pigeon louse seen on birds?
on the wings and bodies of white feathered birds causing feather damage
how is lice infestation of pigeons Tx?
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
What are the main Sx of infection with pigeon paramyxovirus?
PUPD, unable to fly or feed, feather abnormalities, sudden death
what causes canker in pigeons and how is it spread?
spread via crop milk
how can canker be Dx in pigeons?
yellow necrotic plaques in mouth that when dislodged leave an ulcerated surface --> culture
how can canker be Tx in pigeons?
carmidazole, rondidazole, dimetridazole