Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014

Common Conure Diseases

Conure Information / Conures as Pets

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Conure Bleeding Syndrome (CBS)


Respiratory Signs, Chronic Depression, Weightloss:

Aspergillosis (fungal disease), bacterial infections / pneumonia, nutritional deficiencies (Hypovitaminosis A), inhaled toxins.


Behavioral Feather Picking

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Erythremic myelosis in conures (Haemorrhagic conure syndrome)

Have beendescribed in Blue-crowned conures, Peach-fronted conures, Orange-fronted conures and Patagonian conures. Even though a viral aetiology (retrovirus) has been suggested, this has not yet been proven. It is believed to be triggered by calcium deficiencies together with dietary lack of vitamin K and other nutrients by possibly altering normal clotting mechanisms. Clinical signs include breathing difficulties, severe weakness, intermittent increase in urination and diarrhoea. Suggessful treatments include injectable vitamin K, vitamin D3, calcium and antibiotics. Administration of calcium can stabilise a bird's condition.

Pacheco's Disease

A systemic herpes infection often carried by asymptomatic conures.


Polyoma Virus

A virus thought to be frequently carried by conures. They are highly susceptible to this virus.


Wasting Syndrome / Proventricular Dilatation Disease (PDD) / Macaw Wasting Syndrome

Also afflicts conures. Some of the symptoms may include undigested seeds in droppings, progressive weight loss (going light). There is no cure and no testing at present time, except a crop biopsy which detects suggestive lesions in symptomatic parrots. Low contagious factor - with transmission primarily through droppings. Although experiences vary -- which may suggest mutated variations of the virus, some more contagious / active than others. With a change in diet and special care infected birds may live for several years.


Research by Sibylle Johnson

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