Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 01-06

Aspergilose em trinca-ferros (Saltator similis) competidores de canto

Spanamberg, AndréiaAssis Casagrande, RenataFerreiro, LaerteMachado Rolim, VeronicaOltramari de Souza, SuyeneChristian Magno Gonçalves, IgorGustavo Schneider de Oliveira, LuizWouters, FlademirTerezinha Barth Wouters, AngelicaSuertegaray Fontana, CarlaDriemeier, David

Background: Aspergillosis is the most common mycosis in birds, which are considered potential host also susceptible to the infection by Aspergillus spp. The clinical signs of the disease are often related to the respiratory tract, although other organs or systems may be affected. Signs are generally either not specifi c or may be directly related to the extent of the lesions in the respiratory tract (rhinitis, changes in the vocalization and dyspnea). The aim of this study was to describe and characterize three cases of aspergillosis in Greenwinged saltators (Saltator similis), based on reference standard diagnostics of this mycosis.Cases: Three Green-winged adult male saltators that had been participating weekly for three months in bird singing contests were referred to a private veterinary clinic. The clinical evaluation revealed pronounced hoarseness (3/3) and intense dyspnea (1/3). The animals were allocated to a warmed (280 C) oxygen chamber at 65% relative humidity. All birds were nebulized with saline solution and hyaluronidase. In addition, the birds were treated orally with complex vitamins B, A, D and E and intravenously either with dexamethasone and doxycycline (Case 1), azithromycin (Case 2) or metronidazole-enrofl oxacin combination (Case 3), in association with the use of Arnica Montana CH6 in the drinking water, and fl uid therapy (5% glucose, Ringer-lactate and

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