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A Brief list of parasitic courses of skin and feather disorders is available under parasite diseases.


Some additional causes of disorders include:-

  • Folliculitis

Commonly localised area presents with feather loss, damage or chewing.

Closer examination identifies swellings and inflammation of the level of the feather follicles.

Mite infestations can present in similar ways if the focus of the response from the bird becomes localised.

  • Wounds – following trauma

Often become infected requiring treatment.

  • Neoplasia – relatively common resulting in nodular or ulcerative skin lesions.
  • Wingtip Oedema- multi functional resulting in a compromised blood supply to the wing tip causing necrosis and primary feather loss.


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