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Abstract

Wild and exotic animals: zygomycosis in ornamental birds.

Abstract

Zygomycosis includes all diseases caused by fungi in the class Zygomycetes and sporadic cases of this disease have been reported worldwide. The purpose of this paper is to describe four cases of zygomycosis in ornamental birds, which included young canaries (Serinus canaria), red-rumped (Psephotus haematonotus) and cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus).