Psittacine beak and feather disease in three captive sulphur-crested cockatoos (Cacatua galerita) in Thailand.

@article{KiatipattanasakulBanlunara2002PsittacineBA,
  title={Psittacine beak and feather disease in three captive sulphur-crested cockatoos (Cacatua galerita) in Thailand.},
  author={Wijit Kiatipattanasakul-Banlunara and Rachod Tantileartcharoen and Kei-Ichi Katayama and Kazuhiko Suzuki and Thawat Lekdumrogsak and Hiroyuki Nakayama and Kunio Doi},
  journal={The Journal of veterinary medical science},
  year={2002},
  volume={64 6},
  pages={527-9}
}
Three sulphur-crested cockatoos (Cacatua galerita) were diagnosed as psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD). Histopathology of the feather pulp and follicles showed intracytoplasmic botryoid clusters or granular inclusion bodies in epithelial cells and macrophages. Electron microscopy revealed multiple cytoplasmic clusters of electron dense viral particles corresponding to the inclusions. PBFD virus (circovirus) DNA-specific product was detected from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded… CONTINUE READING

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