Clinical-pathological aspects of Blue-fronted Parrots parrots (Amazona aestiva, Linne 1758) coming traffickin arrests from the State of Paraíba, Brazil

  • Raul Antunes Silva Siqueira
  • Ricardo Barbosa de Lucena
  • Társila Almeida Cavalcanti
  • Arthur Cássio de Lima Luna
  • Millena de Oliveira Firmino
  • Ricardo Romão Guerra
Keywords: Psittacidae, birds, illegal trade, ornitopathology

Abstract

ABSTRACT. Siqueira R.A.S., de Lucena R.B., Cavalcanti T.A., Luna A.C. de L., Firmino M. de O. & Guerra R.R. [Clinical-pathological aspects of Blue-fronted Parrots parrots (Amazona aestiva, Linne 1758) coming traffickin arrests from the State of Paraíba, Brazil.] Aspectos clinico-patológicos em papagaios-verdadeiros (Amazona aestiva, L., 1758) oriundos de apreensões do tráfico no estado da Paraíba, Brasil. Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária, 38(4):439-444, 2016. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Veterinárias, Faculdade de Veterinária, Universidade Estadual do Ceará, Av. Silas Munguba, 1700, Fortaleza, CE 60740-000, Brasil. E-mail: siqueiraras@gmail.com

The objective of this study was to describe the clinical and pathological characteristics of true parrots (Amazona aestiva) arising from trafficking seized by the Wild Animals Triage Center (CETAS) in the State of Paraíba, Brazil. In order to establish the real condition which they were. The study was developed at CETAS in the Municipality of Cabedelo in the State of Paraíba. Fifteen birds from seizures were used, and nine of them were anesthetized. Blood samples were collected, body weight was checked and liver biopsy was performed. In the other six birds, that died, a necroscopic examination was performed. The results indicated that the birds had a poor body condition. Histopathological and serological findings showed very poor health conditions, and indicated the need to develop a health recovery work to reintroduce and release these birds in the wild.

Published
2016-12-16