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Saturday, December 8, 2007

Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease in Lovebirds

Do you know Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD) is resistant in adult Lovebirds? PBFD is a highly contagious viral infection in cockatoos. Some of the baby lovebirds will get affected with this disease. Asa lovebird owner you must take steps to protect the aviary and nursery from this dreadful airborne virus.

If you want to make your aviary free from PBFD, strict isolation techniques and screening of birds are highly solicited.

Most of the affected birds usually die within couple of days with anorexia and wasting disease.

Some species of lovebirds are really resistant to PBFD. But these lovebirds may have chronic infection.

These lovebirds will continuously shed the infection to the health young immature birds to make them suffer.

The PBFD virus is noticed in high numbers in infected birds and is noticed in the feather dust and other excretions. This will cause highly contagious nature of the disease and extensive environmental contamination. At this time, there is no vaccine or treatment to combat the Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease viral infection.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I dont think its correct to say most will die within a few days. All peachface and masked lovebirds stand a good chance of survival. I had 25 birds exposed to PBFD with a little vetinary supervision - baytril, ivermectin and a large mentally challenging aviary they all lived long lives. Being intelligent, they can suffer clinical depression so it is important to keep them happy. I just did not sell /breed them...not that i would have anyway.