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Rhizomucor pusillus mucormycosis combined with chlamydiosis in an African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus erithacus)
  1. M. Desmidt, DVM1,
  2. P. De Laender, DVM1,
  3. D. De Groote, DVM1,
  4. M. Rysselaere, MD2,
  5. P. De Herdt, DVM, PhD1,
  6. R. Ducatelle, DVM, PhD1 and
  7. F. Haesebrouck, DVM, PhD1
  1. 1 Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Gent, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
  2. 2 Department of Ophthalmology and Mycology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Gent, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Abstract

This paper describes a case of mucormycosis combined with chlamydiosis in an African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus erithacus). The clinical signs included diarrhoea, an unsteady gait and a twisted neck. Smears of the spleen, liver and contents of the cloaca stained strongly positive for Chlamydia species. Histologically, hyphae typical of Zygomycetes were observed invading through the walls of blood vessels of the spleen. Rhizomucor pusillus was isolated as a pure culture from the intestines, lungs and liver.

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