Research Journal for Veterinary Practitioners

Case Report
Res J. Vet. Pract. 9(2): 18-20
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S.Ramesh1*, K. Porteen1, S. Meignanalakshmi1, S.Subapriya1, R.Sokkalingam2

1Madras Veterinary College, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai, TamilNadu, India; 2Veterinary Officer, Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), Chennai, TamilNadu, India.

Abstract | A yellow headed Amazon parrot (Amazonaoratrix) maintained as a pet at Chennai was referred to the local veterinarian for clinical diagnosis and treatment with the history of dullness, inappetance and presence of nodules on the unfeathered areas. Physical examination of the bird revealed numerous lesions which were small, focal, and nodular to grayish scab present on the breast, thigh and toes. Examination of the scab using PCR confirmed the presence of Avipox virus. The ailing bird was treated with enrofloxacin for eight days and the bird became active with normal feeding habits after ten days

Keywords | Amazon parrot, Cutaneous pox, PCR