Psittacine beak and feather disease-like illness in Gouldian finches (Chloebia gouldiae).

@article{Circella2014PsittacineBA,
  title={Psittacine beak and feather disease-like illness in Gouldian finches (Chloebia gouldiae).},
  author={Elena Circella and Marilisa Legretto and Nicola Pugliese and Anna Caroli and Giancarlo Bozzo and Gianluca Accogli and Antonio Lavazza and Antonio Camarda},
  journal={Avian diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={
          482-7
        }
}
Beak and feather disease virus (BFDV) is a member of the genus Circovirus and causes psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD) in Psittaciformes. PBFD is a severe disease generally characterized by immunodeficiency and beak and feather disorders. Although Circovirus spp. have been detected in several nonpsittacine species, little is known about the symptoms and the disease associated with this infection in birds other than Psittaciformes. In this study, we report the identification of… CONTINUE READING