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Avian respiratory diseases attended in the Ornitopathology Laboratory of the FMVZ-UNESP/Botucatu-SP, Brazil, during the years 2005 and 2006

G A Marietto-Gonçalves, E T Lima, R L Andriguetti-Filho


The respiratory tract of birds shows
anatomical and physiological characteristics that
facilitates the occurrence of disease, mainly those
of microbiological origin. This article analyzes the
frequency of respiratory diseases in domestic and
wild birds treated during the years 2005-2006 at
the Ornitopathology Laboratory of the Veterinary
Hospital, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and
Zootecnics, São Paulo State University (FMVZUNESP). Diagnoses were obtained through clinical
and radiographic exams as well as haemogram,
microbiological culture, parasitological tests and
necropsy, being septicemic processes, aspergillosis
and mycoplasmosis the most diagnosed diseases.
No zoonotic threats were identified, so the entities
were described as of low-impact on public health.
However, the above mentioned agents can provoke
death of birds and difficult for treating and eradication
as well.


respiratory diseases; birds; ornitopathology; Doenças respiratórias; aves; ornitopatologia; prevalência