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Melioidosis in a sulphur-crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita)

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Thomas, A.D., Wilson, A.J. and Aubrey, J.N. (1978) Melioidosis in a sulphur-crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita). Australian Veterinary Journal, 54 (6). pp. 306-307.


Article Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-0813.1978.tb02466...

Publisher URL: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/home


A case of melioidosis in a sulphur-crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) kept as a pet in Townsville is described. This case was characterised by liver necrosis with both a heterophil and mononuclear cell inflammatory response associated with giant cells. Pseudomonas pseudomallei was isolated by blood plate culture and guinea pig inoculation. This is the first case of melioidosis reported in a native bird in Australia.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Biosecurity Queensland
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission from the © Australian Veterinary Journal. Access to published version may be available via Publisher’s website.
Keywords:Cacatua galerita; Pseudomonas pseudomallei; sulphur-crested cockatoo; melioidosis.
Subjects:Veterinary medicine > Diseases of special classes of animals > Avian
Veterinary medicine > Veterinary pathology
Veterinary medicine > Veterinary bacteriology
Live Archive:26 Feb 2004
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:47

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