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The Psittaciformes are among the most popular pets due to their intelligence, ability, and ease of maintenance in small environments. However, the absence of adequate environmental stimuli generated by confinement can predispose these animals to characteristic stress conditions, leaving them...

Author(s)
Marques, A. R.; Lima, B. P.; Teixeira, R. S. C.; Albuquerque, Á. H.; Lopes, E. S.; Maciel, W. C.; Beleza, A. J. F.; Alencar, T. R.
Publisher
Colégio Brasileiro de Patologia Animal, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Citation
Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira, 2021, 41,
Abstract

Borrelia turcica is a reptile-associated Borrelia species that is vectored by the hard tick Hyalomma aegyptium. Tortoises of the genus Testudo represent the principal host of adult H. aegyptium, while immature stages are less host-specific and can be found on various vertebrates and even on humans. ...

Author(s)
Hepner, S.; Fingerle, V.; Heylen, D.; Marosevic, D.; Ghaffari, K.; Okeyo, M.; Sing, A.; Margos, G.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 2019, 10, 5, pp 1157-1161
Abstract

The Puerto Rican parrot (Amazona vittata) has become an iconic and high-profile conservation species. The cornerstone of the recovery plan for this critically endangered species is an active captive breeding program, management of the wild population, and a long-term reintroduction program. In...

Author(s)
Clubb, S.; Velez, J.; Garner, M. M.; Zaias, J.; Cray, C.
Publisher
Association of Avian Veterinarians, Bedford, UK
Citation
Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, 2015, 29, 4, pp 313-325
Abstract

The Quaker parrot has been used as a psittacine model to study clinical lipidology and lipid-related disorders. However, while Quaker parrots appear to be anecdotally susceptible to a variety of spontaneous dyslipidemic disorders and lesions caused by excess lipid accumulation, epidemiologic data...

Author(s)
Beaufrère, H.; Reavill, D.; Heatley, J.; Susta, L.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Veterinary Pathology, 2019, 56, 2, pp 282-288
Abstract

Stable isotope analyses are a powerful tool in understanding diets, defining trophic networks, inferring geographical origins of animals and in forensic tracing of the origins of deceased humans or illegally traded animal and plant material. African grey parrots Psittacus erithacus are one of the...

Author(s)
Alexander, J.; Downs, C. T.; Butler, M.; Woodborne, S.; Symes, C. T.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Animal Conservation, 2019, 22, 2, pp 134-143
Abstract

More than 16% of parrot species (Aves Psittaciformes) of the world have currently established at least one breeding population outside their natural distribution ranges. Though including the most introduced bird species all over the world, their interactions with native biodiversity and...

Author(s)
Menchetti, M.; Mori, E.
Publisher
Taylor and Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Ethology Ecology & Evolution, 2014, 26, 2/3, pp 172-194
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to estimate the level of hard tick infestation in the tortoise subspecies Testudo hermanni boettgeri living within the free-range hills and mountains of four regions of central and south Albania. In addition, this study showed the morphological differences of infested...

Author(s)
Bizhga, B.; Sönmez, B.; Bardhaj, L.; Sherifi, K.; Gündemir, O.; Duro, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, 2022, 17, pp 199-204
Abstract

Parrots (Psittaciformes) are among the most threatened bird orders with 28% (111 of 398) of extant species classified as threatened under IUCN criteria. We confirmed that parrots have a lower Red List Index (higher aggregate extinction risk) than other comparable bird groups, and modeled the...

Author(s)
Olah, G.; Butchart, S. H. M.; Symes, A.; Guzmán, I. M.; Cunningham, R.; Brightsmith, D. J.; Heinsohn, R.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Biodiversity and Conservation, 2016, 25, 2, pp 205-223
Abstract

Background: A lizard Leishmania has been isolated from a lizard (Agama agilis) in Iran. Its genome sequence has not been determined, so far. Methods: The study was done at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sci-ences, Tehran, Iran in 2017-2023. Leishmania promastigotes were cultured in RPMI1640...

Author(s)
Ehya, F.; Kalantari, S.; Bandehpour, M.; Kazemi, B.
Publisher
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Centre for Electronic Resources Provision and Journal Improvement, Tehran, Iran
Citation
Iranian Journal of Parasitology, 2023, 18, 3, pp 362-368
Abstract

Research analyzing fecal microbiota provides important insights into the biological mechanisms affecting the health of animals. The Bolson Tortoise (Gopherus flavomarginatus) is endemic to northern Mexico and is threatened mainly by habitat loss and collecting by humans. Here, we characterized the...

Author(s)
García-Dela Peña, C.; Garduño-Niño, E.; Vaca-Paniagua, F.; Díaz-Velásquez, C.; Barrows, C. W.; Gomez-Gil, B.; Valenzuela-Núñez, L. M.
Publisher
Herpetological Conservation and Biology, Corvallis, USA
Citation
Herpetological Conservation and Biology, 2019, 14, 3, pp 587-600

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