Iron storage disease occurs in some parrots (mostly lories and lorikeets) but mainly in toucans and mynah birds. These birds usually present to the veterinarian
Sarcocystosis, a disease that affects Old World parrots (i.e. those originating from Asia, Africa and Australia), is caused by a protozoan parasite (Sarcocystis falcatula), which
Still commonly called megabacteria due to its appearance on fecal gram stain as an extremely large, gram, positive rod, this organism is actually a yeast.
The presentation of a macaw with macaw “asthma” can be confusing, and the name is misleading. Other names for this disease include pulmonary hypersensitivity or
This syndrome is extremely common in adult Umbrella (Cacatua alba) and Moluccan (Cacatua moluccensis) cockatoos. Generally these birds are strongly bonded to a human and
In the late 1970s, this disease was termed “macaw wasting disease” and seemed to be limited to macaws. However since it was initially described, it
Polyomavirus has taken a great toll on the avicultural industry in the U.S. as well as caused much heartbreak and controversy among owners, breeders and