COMMON BIRDS, COMMON PATHOGENS

Table 1

 

Budgerigar

Cockatiel

Cockatoo Spp.

Lorikeet

Canary/

Finch

Megabacteria

Very common

Seen in young unwell birds

Uncommon (unless with PBFD)

Uncommon

Common

Giardia/

Cochlosoma

Occasional

Very common

Rare

Rare

Cochlosoma in young birds

Trichomonads

Common

Uncommon unless kept with budgies

Rare

Rare

Occasional

PBFD

(Beak & Feather)

Common

Very rare

Very common

Common (may be carriers)

None

Polyomavirus

Common

Common

Occasional

Occasional

Common

Chlamydophila

(Psittacosis)

Occasional

Very common

Occasional

Occasional

Occasional

Coccidia

Common

Rare

Occasional

Common

Occasional

Roundworm

Occasional

Common

Occasional

Rare

Occasional

Tapeworm

Rare

Rare

Occasional

Rare

Occasional

 

 

 

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