Common Conure Diseases
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Conure Bleeding Syndrome (CBS)
Respiratory Signs, Chronic Depression, Weightloss:
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A systemic herpes infection often carried by asymptomatic conures.
A virus thought to be frequently carried by conures. They are highly susceptible to this virus.
Also afflicts conures. Some of the symptoms may include undigested seeds in droppings, progressive weight loss (going light). There is no cure and no testing at present time, except a crop biopsy which detects suggestive lesions in symptomatic parrots. Low contagious factor - with transmission primarily through droppings. Although experiences vary -- which may suggest mutated variations of the virus, some more contagious / active than others. With a change in diet and special care infected birds may live for several years.
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