psittaciformes

Summary

Summary: An order of BIRDS comprised of several families and more than 300 species. It includes COCKATOOS; PARROTS; PARAKEETS; macaws; and BUDGERIGARS.

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  1. Abegg M, Cella F, Faganello J, Valente P, Schrank A, Vainstein M. Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii isolated from the excreta of psittaciformes in a southern Brazilian zoological garden. Mycopathologia. 2006;161:83-91 pubmed
    ..Thirty-eight environmental isolates of C. neoformans were obtained only from Psittaciformes (Psittacidae, Cacatuidae and Psittacula)...
  2. Auersperg A, von Bayern A, Gajdon G, Huber L, Kacelnik A. Flexibility in problem solving and tool use of kea and New Caledonian crows in a multi access box paradigm. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e20231 pubmed publisher
    ..Extension of a similar method to other taxa could help developing a comparative cognition research program...
  3. de Kloet R, de Kloet S. The evolution of the spindlin gene in birds: sequence analysis of an intron of the spindlin W and Z gene reveals four major divisions of the Psittaciformes. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2005;36:706-21 pubmed
    The Psittaciformes (parrots, parakeets) are among the most widely held captive birds. Yet, their evolution and their phylogenetic relationships have been relatively little studied...
  4. Wright T, Schirtzinger E, Matsumoto T, Eberhard J, Graves G, Sanchez J, et al. A multilocus molecular phylogeny of the parrots (Psittaciformes): support for a Gondwanan origin during the cretaceous. Mol Biol Evol. 2008;25:2141-56 pubmed publisher
    ..inference of historical biogeographic patterns, to test the hypothesis that the initial radiation of the Order Psittaciformes (the parrots and cockatoos) originated on the Gondwana supercontinent during the Cretaceous...
  5. Iwaniuk A, Dean K, Nelson J. Interspecific allometry of the brain and brain regions in parrots (psittaciformes): comparisons with other birds and primates. Brain Behav Evol. 2005;65:40-59 pubmed
    ..Although it could be suggested that this reflects the advanced cognitive abilities of psittaciforms, similar studies performed in corvids and other avian taxa will be required before this claim can be made with any certainty...
  6. Palmieri C, Franca M, Uzal F, Anderson M, Barr B, Woods L, et al. Pathology and immunohistochemical findings of west nile virus infection in psittaciformes. Vet Pathol. 2011;48:975-84 pubmed publisher
    ..7%). Kidney was positive for WNV by RT-PCR in all the cases tested. In conclusion, Psittaciformes are susceptible to West Nile virus infection, and WNV infections are often associated with nonspecific ..
  7. Honkavuori K, Shivaprasad H, Williams B, Quan P, Hornig M, Street C, et al. Novel borna virus in psittacine birds with proventricular dilatation disease. Emerg Infect Dis. 2008;14:1883-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Real-time PCR confirmed virus presence in brain, proventriculus, and adrenal gland of 3 birds with PDD but not in 4 unaffected birds...
  8. Kaleta E, Taday E. Avian host range of Chlamydophila spp. based on isolation, antigen detection and serology. Avian Pathol. 2003;32:435-61 pubmed
    ..The order Psittaciformes contains by far the most (153 of 342; 45%) chlamydia-positive bird species...
  9. van den Brand J, Manvell R, Paul G, Kik M, Dorrestein G. Reovirus infections associated with high mortality in psittaciformes in The Netherlands. Avian Pathol. 2007;36:293-9 pubmed
    In The Netherlands between January 2002 and December 2004, numerous psittaciformes died showing severe splenomegaly and hepatomegaly with multifocal acute necrosis...

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  1. Hansmann T, Nanda I, Volobouev V, Yang F, Schartl M, Haaf T, et al. Cross-species chromosome painting corroborates microchromosome fusion during karyotype evolution of birds. Cytogenet Genome Res. 2009;126:281-304 pubmed publisher
    ..between BOE and 5 species belonging to 5 different avian orders: herring gull (Charadriiformes), cockatiel (Psittaciformes), rock pigeon (Columbiformes), great gray owl (Strigiformes) and Eurasian coot (Gruiformes)...
  2. Rosenthal K, Johnston M, Shofer F. Assessment of the reliability of plasma electrophoresis in birds. Am J Vet Res. 2005;66:375-8 pubmed
    ..To determine the reliability of plasma electrophoresis (EPH) in psittacine birds...
  3. Simova Curd S, Richter M, Hauser B, Hatt J. Surgical removal of a retrobulbar adenoma in an African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus). J Avian Med Surg. 2009;23:24-8 pubmed
    ..The surgical wound healed well, and no recurrence was observed 10 months later. To our knowledge, this is the first report of surgical removal of a retrobulbar adenoma in this species with the eye remaining intact and functional...
  4. Artmann A, Henninger W. Psittacine paranasal sinus--a new definition of compartments. J Zoo Wildl Med. 2001;32:447-58 pubmed
    ..The described method of CT examination of these macaws, especially the positioning, scan orientation and parameters, and documentation of the normal paranasal sinus, provides a basis for future clinical use of CT...
  5. Flammer K, Nettifee Osborne J, Webb D, Foster L, Dillard S, Davis J. Pharmacokinetics of voriconazole after oral administration of single and multiple doses in African grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus timneh). Am J Vet Res. 2008;69:114-21 pubmed publisher
    ..To determine the pharmacokinetics and safety of orally administered voriconazole in African grey parrots...
  6. Park F. Vitamin A toxicosis in a lorikeet flock. Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. 2006;9:495-502 pubmed
    ..Multiple clinical problems arose in a lorikeet flock when excessive vitamin A supplementation was used...
  7. Ceelen L, Decostere A, Martel A, Pasmans F, Haesebrouck F. First report of Helicobacter pullorum in the faeces of a diarrhoeic psittacine bird (Psephotus haematogaster). Vet Rec. 2006;159:389-90 pubmed
  8. Kaleta E, Blanco Peña K, Yilmaz A, Redmann T, Hofheinz S. Avian influenza A viruses in birds of the order Psittaciformes: reports on virus isolations, transmission experiments and vaccinations and initial studies on innocuity and efficacy of oseltamivir in ovo. Dtsch Tierarztl Wochenschr. 2007;114:260-7 pubmed
    Birds of the order Psittaciformes are - besides chickens, turkeys and other birds - also susceptible to infection with avian influenza A viruses (AIV) and succumb following severe disease within one week...
  9. Elangbam C, Panciera R. Cholangiocarcinoma in a blue-fronted Amazon parrot (Amazona estiva). Avian Dis. 1988;32:594-6 pubmed
    ..The only other reported cases of cholangiocarcinoma in an Amazon parrot (Amazona xanthops) also occurred in a bird in its fourth year of age...
  10. Ouyang N, Storts R, Tian Y, Wigle W, Villanueva I, Mirhosseini N, et al. Histopathology and the detection of avian bornavirus in the nervous system of birds diagnosed with proventricular dilatation disease. Avian Pathol. 2009;38:393-401 pubmed publisher
    ..The N-protein was present in the cerebrum, cerebellum and spinal cord. These findings support other studies that indicate that ABV is an etiological agent of PDD...
  11. Horn T, Robertson B, Will M, Eason D, Elliott G, Gemmell N. Inheritance of telomere length in a bird. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e17199 pubmed publisher
    ..These results argue against an effect of sex hormones on telomere length and suggest that factors associated with heterogamy may play a role in telomere inheritance and sex-specific differences in telomere length...
  12. Kerski A, de Kloet A, de Kloet S. Vertical transmission of avian bornavirus in Psittaciformes: avian bornavirus RNA and anti-avian bornavirus antibodies in eggs, embryos, and hatchlings obtained from infected sun conures (Aratinga solstitialis). Avian Dis. 2012;56:471-8 pubmed
  13. Hadley T. Disorders of the psittacine gastrointestinal tract. Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. 2005;8:329-49 pubmed
  14. Snowden K, Logan K, Phalen D. Isolation and characterization of an avian isolate of Encephalitozoon hellem. Parasitology. 2000;121 ( Pt 1):9-14 pubmed
    ..The organism was identified as Encephalitozoon hellem based on protein and antigenic profiles and molecular sequencing of the small subunit and internal transcribed spacer regions of the ribosomal RNA gene...
  15. Stelzer G, Schmidt V, Sobiraj A, Krautwald Junghanns M. Spermatozoa characteristics in six psittacine species using light microscopy. Reprod Domest Anim. 2009;44:894-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Spermatozoa characteristics in the monk parakeet, blue-naped parrrot and golden conure are previously unreleased and documented for the first time...
  16. Desmarchelier M, Langlois I. Diabetes mellitus in a nanday conure (Nandayus nenday). J Avian Med Surg. 2008;22:246-54 pubmed
    ..Transmission electron microscopy did not demonstrate viruses. Clinical and pathological findings observed in this case are consistent with insulin-dependant type 1 diabetes...
  17. Pearn S, Bennett A, Cuthill I. The role of ultraviolet-A reflectance and ultraviolet-A induced fluorescence in the appearance of budgerigar plumage: insights from spectrofluorometry and reflectance spectrophotometry. Proc Biol Sci. 2003;270:859-65 pubmed
  18. Ritzman T. Wound healing and management in psittacine birds. Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. 2004;7:87-104 pubmed
    ..The duration of treatment and potential stress of the wound-management program should also be taken into consideration when selecting a treatment program for the avian patient...
  19. Musser J, Heatley J, Phalen D. Pharmacokinetics after intravenous administration of flunixin meglumine in budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) and Patagonian conures (Cyanoliseus patagonus). J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2013;242:205-8 pubmed publisher
    ..To investigate the disposition kinetics of flunixin meglumine when administered IV to budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) and Patagonian conures (Cyanoliseus patagonus)...
  20. Fernandes G, Caparroz R. DNA sequence analysis to guide the release of blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna, Psittaciformes, Aves) from the illegal trade back into the wild. Mol Biol Rep. 2013;40:2757-62 pubmed publisher
    ..However, the release of these birds should follow all technical recommendations required by the Brazilian environmental authorities...
  21. Beaufrere H, Nevarez J, Holder K, Pariaut R, Tully T, Wakamatsu N. Characterization and classification of psittacine atherosclerotic lesions by histopathology, digital image analysis, transmission and scanning electron microscopy. Avian Pathol. 2011;40:531-44 pubmed publisher
    ..SEM revealed various stages of endothelial surface defects and, occasionally, adherent blood cells...
  22. Katoh H, Ohya K, Fukushi H. Development of novel real-time PCR assays for detecting DNA virus infections in psittaciform birds. J Virol Methods. 2008;154:92-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The assays measured successfully virus loads in clinical samples (blood, feathers, and tissues), showing that these specimens were suitable targets for the detection and quantitation of viral DNA in psittacine birds...
  23. Briscoe J, Morris D, Rosenthal K, Shofer F, Rankin S. Evaluation of mucosal and seborrheic sites for staphylococci in two populations of captive psittacines. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2009;234:901-5 pubmed publisher
    ..To survey 2 populations of psittacines to characterize Staphylococcus spp isolated from commensal cutaneous microflora...
  24. McKinney W, Bunney W. Animal model of depression. I. Review of evidence: implications for research. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1969;21:240-8 pubmed
  25. Reitemeier S, Hänse M, Hahn A, Schmidt V, Steinbach Sobiraj K, Tätzner S, et al. Antibody selection for immunocytochemical characterization of the male reproductive system in Psittaciformes. Theriogenology. 2013;80:597-608 pubmed publisher
    ..However, the availability of a reliable repertory of sexual markers is important to examine reproductive biology of psittacine birds. ..
  26. Fitzgerald S, Reed W, Fulton R. Development and application of an immunohistochemical staining technique to detect avian polyomaviral antigen in tissue sections. J Vet Diagn Invest. 1995;7:444-50 pubmed
    ..This technique may be used wither as a rapid test on routinely processed diagnostic samples to confirm the presence of avian polyomavirus or for pathogenesis research studies...
  27. Smith J, Neill P, Box E. Pathogenesis of Sarcocystis falcatula (Apicomplexa: Sarcocystidae) in the budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus). III. Pathologic and quantitative parasitologic analysis of extrapulmonary disease. J Parasitol. 1989;75:270-87 pubmed
    ..These lesions weakly correlated with meront burdens in most sites during early infection (up to 50 days PI)...
  28. Romagnano A. Psittacine incubation and pediatrics. Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. 2012;15:163-82, v pubmed publisher
    ..Many of the larger aviculturists have left and the rise of the small aviculturist has significantly changed the industry...
  29. Gaskins L, Bergman L. Surveys of avian practitioners and pet owners regarding common behavior problems in psittacine birds. J Avian Med Surg. 2011;25:111-8 pubmed
    ..Advising veterinarians to question owners about problem behaviors at every visit will facilitate discussion and improve the treatment and welfare of pet psittacine birds...
  30. Gancz A, Clubb S, Shivaprasad H. Advanced diagnostic approaches and current management of proventricular dilatation disease. Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. 2010;13:471-94 pubmed publisher
    ..PDD) is a fatal inflammatory disease that affects mainly, but not exclusively, psittacine birds (Order: Psittaciformes)...
  31. Kistler A, Smith J, Greninger A, Derisi J, Ganem D. Analysis of naturally occurring avian bornavirus infection and transmission during an outbreak of proventricular dilatation disease among captive psittacine birds. J Virol. 2010;84:2176-9 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings demonstrate that ABV infection precedes the development of PDD. ABV-specific Western blotting and reverse transcription-PCR indicate that ABV2 is not strictly neurotropic...
  32. Pass D, Prus S, Riddell C. A papova-like virus infection of splendid parakeets (Neophema splendida). Avian Dis. 1987;31:680-4 pubmed
    ..One bird also had a hepatopathy characterized by hepatocyte enlargement and nuclear pleomorphism...
  33. Steiger S, Fidler A, Kempenaers B. Evidence for increased olfactory receptor gene repertoire size in two nocturnal bird species with well-developed olfactory ability. BMC Evol Biol. 2009;9:117 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, we hypothesized that nocturnal birds with good olfactory abilities have evolved (i) more OR genes and (ii) more intact OR genes than closely related and presumably less 'olfaction-dependent' day-active avian taxa...
  34. Fridolfsson A, Ellegren H. Molecular evolution of the avian CHD1 genes on the Z and W sex chromosomes. Genetics. 2000;155:1903-12 pubmed
    ..Our data are compatible with a male-biased mutation rate, manifested by the faster rate of neutral evolution (synonymous substitutions) on the Z chromosome than on the female-specific W chromosome...
  35. Vanrompay D, Harkinezhad T, van de Walle M, Beeckman D, Van Droogenbroeck C, Verminnen K, et al. Chlamydophila psittaci transmission from pet birds to humans. Emerg Infect Dis. 2007;13:1108-10 pubmed publisher
    We studied zoonotic transmission of Chlamydophila psittaci in 39 breeding facilities for Psittaciformes (cockatoos, parrots, parakeets, lories) that frequently used antimicrobial drugs. Genotypes A or E/B were detected in 14...
  36. Branley J, Roy B, Dwyer D, Sorrell T. Real-time PCR detection and quantitation of Chlamydophila psittaci in human and avian specimens from a veterinary clinic cluster. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2008;27:269-73 pubmed publisher
    ..This is the first report of PCR analyses of blood and urine samples being used to diagnose human psittacosis, and the first time that the organism load in humans has been compared to that of the infecting bird...
  37. Rahaus M, Wolff M. A survey to detect subclinical polyomavirus infections of captive psittacine birds in Germany. Vet Microbiol. 2005;105:73-6 pubmed
    ..DNA was isolated from feathers of 85 symptom-free birds from 20 different genera (all psittaciformes) taken from 30 different breeders from all over Germany...
  38. Stockman J, Hawkins M, Burns R, Fang Y, Brault A, Lowenstine L. West Nile virus infection in a green-winged macaw (Ara chloropterus). Avian Dis. 2010;54:164-9 pubmed
    ..WNV was successfully isolated from brain, pancreas, spleen, and liver. To our knowledge, this is the first report characterizing WNV disease in a green-winged macaw and one of few reports of this disease in a psittacine bird...
  39. Cray C, Reavill D, Romagnano A, Van Sant F, Champagne D, Stevenson R, et al. Galactomannan assay and plasma protein electrophoresis findings in psittacine birds with aspergillosis. J Avian Med Surg. 2009;23:125-35 pubmed
    ..In clinical cases in psittacine birds, the galactomannan assay appears useful for detecting circulating Aspergillus antibody...
  40. Williamson A, O Donoghue P, Upcroft J, Upcroft P. Immune and pathophysiological responses to different strains of Giardia duodenalis in neonatal mice. Int J Parasitol. 2000;30:129-36 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, infection of mice with BRIS/95/HEPU/2041 serves as a good experimental model to provide further insight into the mechanisms via which G. duodenalis causes disease...
  41. Holt E, Rosenthal K, Shofer F. The phenol red thread tear test in large Psittaciformes. Vet Ophthalmol. 2006;9:109-13 pubmed
    To develop a standard method for measuring tear production in large Psittaciformes using the phenol red thread (PRT) tear test...
  42. Villar D, Kramer M, Howard L, Hammond E, Cray C, Latimer K. Clinical presentation and pathology of sarcocystosis in psittaciform birds: 11 cases. Avian Dis. 2008;52:187-94 pubmed
    ..The histopathological lesions observed are discussed and interpreted in light of earlier findings from experimental infections in budgerigars, which provide insights into the natural course of sarcocystosis in psittaciform birds...
  43. Baumgartner W, Guzman D, Hollibush S, Gaschen L, Hodgin E, Mitchell M. Bronchogenic adenocarcinoma in a hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus). J Avian Med Surg. 2008;22:218-25 pubmed
    ..On histologic examination, the diagnosis was primary pulmonary bronchial adenocarcinoma with spinal invasion...
  44. Mironov S, Ehrnsberger R, Dabert J. New species of the feather mite genus Protolichus Trouessart, 1884 (Astigmata, Pterolichidae) from lories and lorikeets (Aves: Psittaciformes). Zootaxa. 2014;3774:131-51 pubmed publisher
    ..Protolichus Trouessart, 1884 (Astigmata, Pterolichidae) are described from parrots of the subfamily Loriinae (Psittaciformes: Psittacidae): Protolichus ornatus sp. n. from Trichoglossus ornatus (Linnaeus, 1758), P. lorinus sp. n...
  45. Capitelli R, Crosta L. Overview of psittacine blood analysis and comparative retrospective study of clinical diagnosis, hematology and blood chemistry in selected psittacine species. Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. 2013;16:71-120 pubmed publisher
    ..The results are grouped according to the various pathologies observed with respect to species and the degree of variation from the reference range of each species...
  46. Heatley J, Tully T, Mitchell M, Partington B, Taylor H. Trauma-induced aneurysmal bone cysts in two psittacine species (Cacatua alba and Nymphicus hollandicus). J Zoo Wildl Med. 2004;35:185-96 pubmed
    ..reported for other companion animals, these case results suggest a good prognosis for aneurysmal bone cyst in psittaciformes. Complete surgical excision and histopathologic examination is recommended for definitive diagnoses of ..
  47. Johnston M, Rosenthal K, Shofer F. Assessment of a point-of-care biochemical analyzer and comparison with a commercial laboratory for the measurement of total protein and albumin concentrations in psittacines. Am J Vet Res. 2007;68:1348-53 pubmed
  48. Rubbenstroth D, Rinder M, Kaspers B, Staeheli P. Efficient isolation of avian bornaviruses (ABV) from naturally infected psittacine birds and identification of a new ABV genotype from a salmon-crested cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis). Vet Microbiol. 2012;161:36-42 pubmed publisher
  49. Krautwald Junghanns M, Kostka V, Hofbauer H. Observations on the significance of diagnostic findings in egg-binding of Psittaciformes. Vet Rec. 1998;143:498-502 pubmed
    ..However, laminated and thin-shelled eggs could only be differentiated definitively from abdominal masses, salpingitis and cystic degeneration by means of ultrasonography...
  50. Wang N, Braun E, Kimball R. Testing hypotheses about the sister group of the passeriformes using an independent 30-locus data set. Mol Biol Evol. 2012;29:737-50 pubmed publisher
    ..In many cases, the passerines were sister to the Psittaciformes (parrots), and taxa were members of a larger clade that includes Falconidae (falcons) and Cariamidae (seriemas)..
  51. Ayala Guerrero F, Perez M, Calderon A. Sleep patterns in the bird Aratinga canicularis. Physiol Behav. 1988;43:585-9 pubmed
    ..This state lasts 7.14 sec on average and occupies 1.98% of the nychthemeral cycle. It is always preceded by SWS. The absence of sleep spindles could be due to the differences in cerebral development compared with mammals...
  52. Briscoe J, Rosenthal K, Shofer F. Selected complete blood cell count and plasma protein electrophoresis parameters in pet psittacine birds evaluated for illness. J Avian Med Surg. 2010;24:131-7 pubmed
    ..9%), compared with 8 birds (5.6%) with normal results of the CBC and abnormal EPH results. The findings of this study could aid practitioners in evaluating psittacine patients and prioritizing the value of individual diagnostic tests...
  53. Reavill D, Dorrestein G. Pathology of aging psittacines. Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. 2010;13:135-50 pubmed publisher
    ..Also, some neoplasms are more often seen at an older age...