Parasitic ventriculitis caused by Hadjelia truncata in California rock pigeons (Columba livia).

Severe ventriculitis and emaciation caused by the infestation of the nematode Hadjelia truncata occurred in meat-type breeder rock pigeons (Columba livia) in southern and central California. Hadjelia truncata can infest several species of birds, although it has only been reported as pathogenic in pigeons. The factors that contribute to H. truncata… CONTINUE READING