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Survey of feather diseases of exhibition budgerigars in the United Kingdom
  1. J. R. Baker, BVSC, PhD, MIBiol, CBiol, MRCVS1,1
  1. 1 Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Liverpool, Veterinary Field Station, Leahurst, Neston, Wirral L64 7TE


Breeders of exhibition budgerigars have commented for some years on an increasing prevalence of feather diseases in their birds. A survey of these diseases identified 37 different conditions, but three-quarters of the cases were due to only four conditions: psittacine beak and feather disease, pulpitis, feather mites and feather cysts.

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  • Dr Baker's present address is The Dormie, Berth-ddu, Rhosesmor, Mold, Flintshire CH7 6PS

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