Inflammatory Skin Lesions of Pet Birds

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This is a review of the inflammatory skin lesion diagnosed on pet birds. Part one.

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Inflammatory Skin Diseases of Birds:

Inflammatory Skin Diseases of Birds Trauma Parasites Mycotic Diseases Bacterial Diseases Viral Infections Undetermined Etiology

Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service:

Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service Drury R. Reavill, DVM ABVP, Certified in Avian Practice, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists 1-800-457-7981

Trauma:

Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service Trauma Can be misdiagnosed as a prolapse Tail Trauma

Trauma:

Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service Trauma Recently wing-clipped youngsters Tail Trauma

Trauma:

Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service Trauma Should treat as an emergency Can lead to feather cyst formation Damaged Blood Feathers

Trauma:

Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service Trauma Self trauma can lead to tissue necrosis and infection Split sternum

Parasites:

Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service Parasites Budgies, canaries, and poultry Unfeathered skin Mites: Knemidokoptic mange

Parasites:

Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service Parasites Can distort beak growth Mites: Knemidokoptic mange

Parasites:

Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service Parasites Underlying diseases Mites: Knemidokoptic mange

Parasites:

Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service Parasites Diagnosis: Skin Scrape Mites: Knemidokoptic mange

Parasites:

Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service Parasites Feed nocturnally Diagnosis: Find red mites on cage cover Mites: Red mite

Parasites:

Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service Parasites Feeds on skin surface Mites: Myialges nudus

Parasites:

Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service Parasites Diagnosis: In powdery quill material of feathers Mites: Quill mites

Parasites:

Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service Parasites Common on domestic chickens, pigeons and wild birds Host specific Lice

Mycotic Diseases:

Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service Mycotic Diseases Microsporum, Trichophyton, Aspergillus, Mucor, Rhizopus, Penicillium, Cryptococcus, Malassezia, and Candida Common fungi

Mycotic Diseases:

Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service Mycotic Diseases Fungal infections can be chronic Check for underlying lesions Beak lesions

Mycotic Diseases:

Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service Mycotic Diseases Usually as extensions of oral lesions Candida

Mycotic Diseases:

Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service Mycotic Diseases Scaly skin and patchy feather loss Dermatophytes

Mycotic Diseases:

Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service Mycotic Diseases Thickening and flaking of skin Superficial infections, generally no inflammation Recent ID: Malassezia slooffiae Malassezia

Mycotic Diseases:

Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service Mycotic Diseases Diagnosis: On cytology and histology will see characteristic thick capsule around budding yeast Cryptococcus

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