Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety

Volume 6, Issue 2, February 2020, Pages 5–8

ISSN 2411-3174 (print version) ISSN 2411-0388 (online version)


Zavgorodniy A. I., Pozmogova S. A., Kalashnyk M. V.

National Scientific Center ‘Institute of Experimental and Clinical Veterinary Medicine’, Kharkiv, Ukraine, e-mail:

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Citation for print version: Zavgorodniy, A. I., Pozmogova, S. A. and Kalashnyk, M. V. (2020) ‘Domestic parrots as a potential source of Mycobacteriosis’, Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety, 6(2), pp. 5–8.

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Citation for online version: Zavgorodniy, A. I., Pozmogova, S. A. and Kalashnyk, M. V. (2020) ‘Domestic parrots as a potential source of Mycobacteriosis’, Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety. [Online] 6(2), pp. 5–8. DOI: 10.36016/JVMBBS-2020-6-2-1.

Summary. The article presents the results of bacteriological examination of five samples of feces from grey parrots (Psittacus) (n = 3), cockatoo (Cacatua) (n = 1), yellow-crowned amazon (Amazona) (n = 1). Five cultures of mycobacteria were bacteriologically isolated from the five samples. According to biochemical and cultural-morphological characteristics, mycobacterial cultures are classified as Mycobacterium scrofulaceum (n = 1) and Mycobacterium genavense (n = 4). Isolated cultures of mycobacteria are important in human pathology. Infected exotic poultry pose a potential risk of mycobacterial infection in their owners, so it is necessary to conduct research on biological material

Keywords: identification, isolation, mycobacteriosis, Mycobacterium scrofulaceum, Mycobacterium genavense, parrots


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