Papillomatosis in chaffinches (Fringilla coelebs) in the Czech Republic and Germany
I. Literák, B. Šmíd, L. Valíčekhttps://doi.org/10.17221/5765-VETMEDCitation:Literák I., Šmíd B., Valíček L. (2003): Papillomatosis in chaffinches (Fringilla coelebs) in the Czech Republic and Germany. Veterinarni Medicina, 48: 169-174.
Analyses of ornithological field records, direct observations of typical lesions, and examination by electron microscopy revealed leg papillomatosis in six chaffinches (Fringilla coelebs) in theCzech Republic and one chaffinch inGermany. Papillomavirus was identified by electron microscopy using the negative staining technique in skin lesions of one chaffinch caught in theCzechRepublic. This is the first report of papillomatosis in chaffinches recorded in theCzechRepublic.Keywords:
papilloma; virus; bird; cutaneous lesions; disease