An outbreak of Mycobacterium genavense infection in a flock of captive diamond doves (Geopelia cuneata).

@article{Haridy2014AnOO,
  title={An outbreak of Mycobacterium genavense infection in a flock of captive diamond doves (Geopelia cuneata).},
  author={Mohie A M Haridy and Mayumi Fukuta and Yasuyuki Mori and Hideyuki Ito and Masahito Mogami Kubo and Hiroki Sakai and Tokuma Yanai},
  journal={Avian diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={383-90}
}
Two diamond doves (Geopelia cuneata) in a flock of 23 birds housed in an aviary in a zoo in central Japan were found dead as a result of mycobacteriosis. Fecal samples of the remaining doves were positive for mycobacterial infection, and thus they were euthanatized. Clinical signs and gross pathology, including weight loss and sudden death and slight enlargement of the liver and intestine, were observed in a small number of birds (3/23). Disseminated histiocytic infiltration of either… CONTINUE READING