Severe beak deformity in Melopsittacus undulatus caused by Knemidocoptes pilae

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Severe beak deformity in Melopsittacus undulatus caused by Knemidocoptes pilae

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Title: Severe beak deformity in Melopsittacus undulatus caused by Knemidocoptes pilae
Author: Alarcón Elbal, Pedro María; Carmona Salido, Víctor Jesús; Marín Sánchez-Murillo, José; Calero Bernal, Rafael; Lucientes Curdi, Javier
Abstract: Se describe un brote de sarna Knemidocoptic causada por Knemidocoptes pilae en periquitos australianos enjaulados (Melopsittacus undulatus), del parque público de L'Eliana (Valencia, España). Cinco individuos (5 de 70) muestran una malformación severa del pico, afectados por rhamphotheca, rhinotheca, y gnathotheca y una ligera desviación lateral de la mandíbula, que no impide, sin embargo, la alimentación o el aseo.An outbreak of knemidocoptic mange caused by Knemidocoptes pilae is described in caged Australian budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) in a public park in L´Eliana (Valencia, Spain). Five individuals (5 out of 70) displayed severe malformation of the beak, with the rhamphotheca, rhinotheca, and gnathotheca affected and a slight lateral deviation of the jawbone, which did not, however, impede feeding or grooming.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10662/4585
Date: 2014-04


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