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1 December 2012 Mycobacterium marinum Infection in a Blue-fronted Amazon Parrot ( Amazona aestiva)
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A blue-fronted Amazon parrot (Amazona aestiva) was presented with a granuloma involving the proximal rhinotheca and extending into the rostral sinuses. Mycobacterium marinum was diagnosed based on results of biopsy and culture. Treatment was initiated with clarithromycin, rifampin, and ethambutol, but the bird died 4 months after the onset of antimicrobial therapy. Additional granulomas were found in the left lung and liver on postmortem examination. Mycobacterial isolation on postmortem samples was unsuccessful. This is the first report of Mycobacterium marinum in a bird.

David E. Hannon, David A. Bemis, and Michael M. Garner " Mycobacterium marinum Infection in a Blue-fronted Amazon Parrot ( Amazona aestiva)," Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 26(4), 239-247, (1 December 2012). https://doi.org/10.1647/2011-058
Published: 1 December 2012
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