Feather-picking Psittacines: Histopathology and Species Trends

@article{Garner2008FeatherpickingPH,
  title={Feather-picking Psittacines: Histopathology and Species Trends},
  author={Michael M. Garner and Susan L. Clubb and Mark A. Mitchell and Laurence Brown},
  journal={Veterinary Pathology},
  year={2008},
  volume={45},
  pages={401 - 408}
}
Histologic findings are described for 408 feather-picking or self-mutilating psittacines with the use of biopsies from clinically affected and unaffected skin. Inflammatory skin disease was diagnosed in 210 birds, and traumatic skin disease was diagnosed in 198 birds. Criteria used for the diagnosis of inflammatory skin disease included the presence of perivascular inflammation in the superficial or deep dermis of clinically affected and unaffected sites. The primary histologic criteria for the… 

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