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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:2, February, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(2): 1480-1483

Aspergillosis in African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus) in Private Aviary, Meerut, India
Shailja Katoch, Harshit Verma*, Akshay Garg and Rajeev Singh
Department of Veterinary Microbiology, College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences S. V. P. University of Agriculture & Technology, Meerut, 250110, Uttar Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

The present study describes acute Aspergillosis in a five years old female African grey parrot kept in captivity in Meo Aviary, Meerut. The birds in the aviary were housed in uplifted cage system and vaccinated against endemic diseases. The affected bird exhibited the symptoms of depression, anorexia, dyspnea and open beak breathing and died within 48 hours of showing clinical signs. At necropsy, whitish nodules were observed on the trachea, lungs and air sacs. The affected organs were collected for cultural isolation of the possible organism. Aviary visit indicated dusty environment. Aspergillus flavus and Streptococcus spp. were isolated from the samples collected at necropsy. Damp and dusty environment and moldy feeds must be avoided and adequate ventilation should always be provided in aviary to prevent aspergillosis.

Keywords: African grey parrot, Aspergillosis, Aspergillus flavus, Streptococcus spp.

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Shailja Katoch, Harshit Verma, Akshay Garg and Rajeev Singh. 2019. Aspergillosis in African Grey Parrot (Psittacuserithacus) in Private Aviary, Meerut.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(2): 1480-1483. doi:
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