Petros A Bougiouklis

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This report describes an outbreak of avian mycobacteriosis in a flock of 100 two-yr-old pigeons. Over a 6-mo period, the sick pigeons showed cachexia followed by death. In Columbiformes classic tubercles rarely develop, but in these affected pigeons granulomatous nodular lesions of various sizes, containing numerous acid-fast bacilli, were found in the(More)
Wild birds are referred to as 'vectors' of an exogenous causative agent of MS, in particular the Marek's disease virus, but this has yet to be confirmed. The epidemiology of MS shows that it occurs worldwide but that there is a high incidence of MS clusters within specific geographical distributions such as in cooler, temperate, zones in a North/South(More)
A 7-week-old male Saker falcon died with a history of severe refractory dyspnoea and respiratory signs. Microscopical lesions included moderate to severe lymphoplasmacytic inflammation of the middle ears, conjunctivae, third eyelids, choanae, salivary glands of the tongue, turbinates, larynx, trachea, syrinx and bronchi. The lesions were associated with(More)
Pigeon breeder's lung (PBL) or Bird fancier's lung (BFL) is one of the most common extrinsic allergic alveolitis or hypersensitivity pneumonitis. It is caused after prolonged inhalation of avian antigens and provokes a hypersensitivity reaction in the lungs of sensitised people. Although the pathogenic mechanism is unclear, the epidemiology of BFL shows(More)
In this study we described four cases of bilateral ectropion in pigeons that were investigated in Greece. Anemia, leukocytosis, and increased levels of enzymes lactate dehydrogenase, aspartate aminotransferase, creatine phosphokinase, and total serum proteins were found. Chlamydial elementary bodies were observed by modified Ziehl-Neelsen stain in direct(More)
This report describes a case of cardiac right auricle rupture (RAR) in a flock of 11,500 broilers that were 14 days old. The birds were housed at an altitude of 300 m, with an external temperature of -10 degrees C and an internal temperature of 15 degrees C. There was 3.6% mortality, due to sudden deaths, from 10 to 14 days of age. All necropsied birds had(More)
In this study, chicken infectious anemia virus (CIAV) DNA was detected from 12-day-old broilers. Clinical history showed that the clinical features were diarrhea, blue wing disease, depression, and death. Necropsy findings were pale liver, severe atrophy of bursa of Fabricius and thymus, and discoloration of the bone marrow as well as hemorrhages(More)
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