Pigeons: gastrointestinal tract disease

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Disease of the digestive system is a common problem in pigeons. It can be connected to weight loss or poor performance and generally to many systemic diseases. This chapter assesses general considerations, diagnostics and common diseases.

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31.1 White plaques (sialoliths) in the pharynx of a pigeon. These plaques are often caused by herpesvirus infections (differential diagnoses trichomoniasis, candidiasis, poxvirus).
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31.2 A diagnostic guide to some common infectious diseases of the gastrointestinal tract in pigeons.
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31.3 Overview of common parasitological findings in pigeons.
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