Canary pox causing high mortality in an aviary.

  title={Canary pox causing high mortality in an aviary.},
  author={Bill J. Johnson and Anthony E Castro},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={189 10},
In an aviary housing 200 six-month-old canaries, 165 became ill and 145 died over a 6-week period from a disease initially characterized by lethargy, ruffled feathers, open-mouth breathing, and death in 2 to 3 days. Proliferative "pox-like" lesions around the eyes and mouth were not seen until the 4th week. At necropsy, initially affected birds had cloudy… CONTINUE READING