The causative agents of avian mycobacteriosis in pet birds are rarely identified. The aim of this study is to add information about the etiology of avian mycobacteriosis. The identification of mycobacterium species in 27 cases of avian mycobacteriosis in pet birds was investigated by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and sequencing of a rRNA hypervariable region. Avian mycobacteriosis appeared to be an infrequent diagnosis. Interestingly, a few cases of avian mycobacteriosis were recorded in very young birds. The most commonly affected specieswere the canary (Serinus canarius), the Eurasian goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) and the red siskin (Spinus cucullatus). All but one bird were infected with Mycobacterium genavense. Mycobacterium avium was identified only in one case.

Avian mycobacteriosis in companion birds : 20-year survey / G. Manarolla, E. Liandris, G. Pisoni, D. Sassera, G. Grilli, D. Gallazzi, G. Sironi, P. Moroni, R. Piccinini, T. Rampin. - In: VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY. - ISSN 0378-1135. - 133:4(2009 Feb 02), pp. 323-327.

Avian mycobacteriosis in companion birds : 20-year survey

G. Manarolla;E. Liandris;G. Pisoni;D. Sassera;G. Grilli;D. Gallazzi;G. Sironi;P. Moroni;R. Piccinini;T. Rampin
2009-02-02

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The causative agents of avian mycobacteriosis in pet birds are rarely identified. The aim of this study is to add information about the etiology of avian mycobacteriosis. The identification of mycobacterium species in 27 cases of avian mycobacteriosis in pet birds was investigated by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and sequencing of a rRNA hypervariable region. Avian mycobacteriosis appeared to be an infrequent diagnosis. Interestingly, a few cases of avian mycobacteriosis were recorded in very young birds. The most commonly affected specieswere the canary (Serinus canarius), the Eurasian goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) and the red siskin (Spinus cucullatus). All but one bird were infected with Mycobacterium genavense. Mycobacterium avium was identified only in one case.
Avian mycobacteriosis; Birds; Mycobacteria; Mycobacterium genavense; PCR
Settore VET/03 - Patologia Generale e Anatomia Patologica Veterinaria
Settore VET/05 - Malattie Infettive degli Animali Domestici
VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY
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