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Clinical and pathological aspects of 'going light' in exhibition budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus)
  1. JR Baker

Abstract

'Going light' is a chronic but eventually fatal disease of budgerigars. Clinically the only consistent features are weight loss while maintaining a good food intake. The signs are caused by enteritis typified by lymphocyte and plasma cell infiltration and associated villous atrophy leading to a malabsorption syndrome.

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