Diversity and distribution of avian malaria and related haemosporidian parasites in captive birds from a Brazilian megalopolis

The role of zoos in conservation programmes has increased significantly in last decades, and the health of captive animals is essential to guarantee success of such programmes. However, zoo birds suffer from parasitic infections, which often are caused by malaria parasites and related haemosporidians. Studies determining the occurrence and diversity of… CONTINUE READING