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1 December 2001 Hemochromatosis in Several Species of Lories With High Dietary Iron
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Hemochromatosis was diagnosed at postmortem examination of 5 birds, representing 3 species of lories, including 2 Duyvenbode's lories (Chalcopsitta duivenbodei), 2 black lories (Chalcopsitta atra), and 1 rainbow lory (Trichoglossus haematodus). All 5 birds were housed in the same zoological collection and were fed the same commercially available lory nectar. Classic histopathologic lesions, consistent with hemochromatosis, were observed in all 5 birds. Increased iron concentrations were detected in the nectar diet (1450 ppm) and in the sample of liver (3500–7600 ppm) of affected birds.

Gary D. West, Michael M. Garner, and Patricia A. Talcott "Hemochromatosis in Several Species of Lories With High Dietary Iron," Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 15(4), 297-301, (1 December 2001). https://doi.org/10.1647/1082-6742(2001)015[0297:HISSOL]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 December 2001
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