Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences
An outbreak of knemidocoptic mange caused by Knemidocoptes pilae is described in caged Australian budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) in a public park in L´Eliana (Valencia, Spain). Five individuals (5 out of 70) displayed severe malformation of the beak, with the rhamphotheca, rhinotheca, and gnathotheca affected and a slight lateral deviation of the jawbone, which did not, however, impede feeding or grooming.
Knemidocoptes pilae, mange, Melopsittacus undulatus, abnormal beak growth, Spain
ELBAL, PEDRO MARÍA ALARCÓN; SALIDO, VICTOR JESUS CARMONA; MURILLO, JOSÉ MARÍN SÁNCHEZ; BERNAL, RAFAEL CALERO; and CURDI, JAVIER LUCIENTES
"Severe beak deformity in Melopsittacus undulatus caused by Knemidocoptes pilae,"
Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 38:
3, Article 19.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol38/iss3/19