Sunday, November 8, 2015

Trichomonas investigation in pigeons

In Parasitology we crop swabbed pigeons for examination of Trichomonas gallinae, also known as canker, which causes yellowish plaque and ulcers of the oral cavity.
Direct transmission can occur due to feeding young, contaminated water/bird baths or raptors feeding on infected birds. 
Interestingly we saw trichomonosis in the juvenile Goshawk necropsy a few weeks ago

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