Pathology of Pet and Aviary Birds by Robert E. Schmidt, Drury R. Reavill, David N. Phalen

By Robert E. Schmidt, Drury R. Reavill, David N. Phalen

Zoo/Exotic Pathology provider, Citrus Heights, CA. textual content presents a accomplished assessment of the gross and histologic beneficial properties of affliction in puppy and aviary birds. bargains a consultant to ancillary diagnostics and interpretation of pathologic findings. specializes in the ailments of universal, and some unusual, puppy birds. Halftone illustrations. DNLM: chook Diseases--Pathology.

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A leukemic blood profile is uncommon in psittacine birds with lymphoid neoplasia. Canaries tend to have leukocytosis and lymphocytosis. Anemia (packed cell volume 6 35%) is common. Diffuse or nodular involvement is characteristic of pet bird lymphosarcoma. Organs typically infiltrated include liver, spleen, kidneys, skin, bone, gastrointestinal tract, thyroid gland, oviduct, lungs, sinus, thymus, testes, brain, mesentery, trachea, fat, periorbital muscles, and pancreas. In the upper respiratory tract, Amazon parrots more commonly present with a mass in the choana, and African grey parrots develop a periorbital mass.

Lacy, pale eosinophilic proteinaceous fluid can be identified within the bronchiole lumens (Fig. 42). Endogenous Lipid Pneumonia. Lipid pneumonia is an incidental and uncommon lesion of pet birds. The etiology of the lesion is unknown, although in mammals it may represent a storage disease or acquired disorder due to reduced airway clearance. Many birds have concurrent atherosclerosis, liver disease, or other lesions in the respiratory tract. The gross appearance is of white foci typically subtending the pleura of the lungs.

The death of a double yellow-headed parrot exposed to smoke from an oil furnace has been reported. It developed dyspnea and died 2 years later. Histologically its lungs were largely replaced by multifocal, coalescing granulomas comprised entirely of histiocytes, which contained fine back particles that were suspected to have originated from the smoke. Pulmonary Mineralization. Mineralization of the basement membranes of the pulmonary capillaries is seen sporadically in pet birds. 50. Diffuse mineralization of pulmonary basement membranes.

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