STUDY OF THE Aspergilli DURING THE PERIOD OF QUARANTINE OF PSITACID BIRDS AT THE CENTRO DE TRIAGEM DE ANIMAIS SILVESTRES (CETAS), IBAMA, SEROPÉDICA, RJ
ABSTRACT. Fraga, M.E., Medeiros, M.E. da & Neves, D.M. [Study of the Aspergilli during the period of quarantine of psitacid birds at the Centro de triagem de animais silvestres, IBAMA, Seropédica, RJ]. Estudo de Aspergilli durante o período de quarentena de psitacídeos do Centro de triagem de animais silvestres (CETAS) IBAMA, Seropédica, RJ. Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária, 33(2):68-72, 2011. Departamento de Microbiologia e Imunologia Veterinária, Instituto de Veterinária, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, BR 465 km 07, Seropédica, RJ, 23890- 971, Brasil. E-mail: email@example.com The knowledge of the mycobiota present in psitacids is critical, since birds can act in the epidemiological chain of important zoonoses. This study aimed to evaluate the presence of Aspergillus spp. in the oral mucosa and oropharynx psitacids in quarantine of the birds seized at CETAS-IBAMA. Isolations were carried out at the beginning of quarantine after clinical evaluation and at the end of the quarantine after the rehabilitation of birds. During the four month evaluation period were monitored nine different psitacids (Arara Canindé, Chauá, Maritaca, Maitaca Suia, Papagaio do Mangue, Papagaio Verdadeiro, Periquito Estrela, Periquito Verde e Tuim) and were isolated from four species of Aspegillus at the beginning of the quarantine. Aspergillus flavus was the most frequent followed by A. niger. Aspergillus fumigatus and A. ochraceus were isolated once during the months of analysis. The quarantine period presented with positive outcome in the rehabilitation of birds, showing a satisfactory food supplement and the absence of Aspergillus at the end of observation.