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Causes of mortality and morbidity in exhibition budgerigars in the United Kingdom
  1. J. R. Baker, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS1,1
  1. 1 Department of Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Liverpool, Leahurst, Neston, Wirral, Merseyside L64 7TE


In a survey of the causes of mortality and morbidity in exhibition budgerigars from 1984 to 1995, 1525 birds were examined post mortem. Megabacteriosis was the most common disease and trichomoniasis, enteritis, pneumonia, hepatitis and a degenerative disease of the gizzard lining were also common. A wide variety of less common diseases was also found.

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

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