Occurrences of Candidiasis in a Fisher's Lovebird and a Budgerigar

Yoshihiko SATO, Takahiro AOYAGI, Takashi KOBAYASHI, Jun INOUE
2001 Journal of Veterinary Medical Science  
Two cage birds, a two-month-old Fisher's lovebird (Agapornis fischeri) and a one-year-old budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus), manifested clinical symptoms with general weakness, loss of appetite and ruffled feathers, then died. Pathological findings revealed a large quantity of yellowish-white pseudomembrane on the mucosal membrane of the esophagus and crop in these two birds. Histopathologically, blastospores (5.5 µm long × 3.4 µm wide) and pseudohyphae were detected in the lesions of
more » ... uous parakeratosis and moderate acanthosis in the stratified squamous epithelium. These two birds were diagnosed as having had candidiasis. KEY WORDS: cage bird, candidiasis, esophagus.
doi:10.1292/jvms.63.939 pmid:11558556 fatcat:vlendjhhnbaubhkdgfccxczff4