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1 March 2005 Encephalitis Caused by Sarcocystis falcatula-like Organisms in a White Cockatoo (Cacatua alba)
Jessica L. Siegal-Willott, Christal G. Pollock, James W. Carpenter, Jerome Nietfeld
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Abstract

A 23-year-old white cockatoo (Cacatua alba) was examined because of severe muscle wasting and acute onset of ataxia and right head tilt. Results of diagnostic tests were inconclusive, and the bird died despite supportive care and empirical treatment. Results of necropsy and histopathologic examination revealed cysts within skeletal and cardiac muscle, meronts (schizonts) within cerebellar tissue, and encephalitis caused by infection with Sarcocystis falcatula-like organisms.

Jessica L. Siegal-Willott, Christal G. Pollock, James W. Carpenter, and Jerome Nietfeld "Encephalitis Caused by Sarcocystis falcatula-like Organisms in a White Cockatoo (Cacatua alba)," Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 19(1), 19-24, (1 March 2005). https://doi.org/10.1647/2004-005
Published: 1 March 2005
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Avian
Cacatua alba
Coccidia
cockatoo
encephalitis
Sarcocystis
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