Fourteen species of fungus were isolated from the lower digestive tract of 69 of 80 pigeons. Sixteen pigeons had concurrent isolations while two harbored three species. Fungi isolated were Allescheria boydii, Aspergillus spp., Candida krusei, Chrysosporium spp., Geotrichum candidum, Mucor spp., Paeciliomyces spp., Penicilium spp., Rhizopus spp., Rhodotorula spp., Scopulariopsis spp., Streptomyces spp., and Trichosporon cutaneum. There was no apparent evidence that these fungi were associated with clinical disease in any of the pigeons.
MYCOTIC FLORA IN THE LOWER DIGESTIVE TRACT OF FERAL PIGEONS (Columba livia) IN THE EL PASO, TEXAS AREA
R. RAMIREZ, G. W. ROBERTSTAD, L. R. HUTCHINSON, J. CHAVEZ; MYCOTIC FLORA IN THE LOWER DIGESTIVE TRACT OF FERAL PIGEONS (Columba livia) IN THE EL PASO, TEXAS AREA. J Wildl Dis 1 January 1976; 12 (1): 83–85. doi: https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-12.1.83
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