Pigeons: infectious diseases

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Avian paramyxoviruses can be divided into nine different serotypes, the most important of which is paramyxovirus serotype 1, the causal agent of classic Newcastle disease in poultry. This chapter covers viral disease and bacterial disease.

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29.1 Torticollis in a pigeon with PPMV-1 infection.
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29.2 Pigeon herpesvirus: necrotic debris in the oropharynx. Trichomoniasis, candidiasis and the diphtheritic form of pigeon pox must be considered in the differential diagnosis.
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29.3 Cutaneous form of pigeon pox in a nestling. (© Michael Lierz)
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29.4 Atypical pigeon pox: large black mass on the breast.
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29.5 Intracytoplasmic inclusions (Bollinger bodies) in a section of palpebral conjunctiva. (Courtesy of Alistair Lawrie)
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29.6 Salmonellosis: swollen elbow joint.
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29.7 Salmonellosis: enlarged liver, nodules in lungs.
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