Microsporidian infection in lovebirds (Agapornis spp.)

Avian Pathol. 1986;15(2):223-31. doi: 10.1080/03079458608436283.


In a naturally occurring outbreak in which all clinically affected birds died, microsporidian infection was confirmed by histological examination and electron microscopy. The parasites were identified in the kidney, liver and small intestine. A severe nephropathy was accompanied in some cases by liver lesions. The inflammatory response in both tissues was minimal and none was observed in the intestine.