87 (4) pp 228

Title: 
Cytology in Passeriformes: a useful diagnostic tool
Author(s): 
A. GARMYN, M. VERLINDEN
Abstract: 

Disease outbreaks in Passeriformes housed in group are often of infectious origin. Clinical signsobserved are often similar and non-specific. In these cases, cytology is an invaluable tool for developinga presumptive or definitive diagnosis that can guide disease management decisions within a flock. Inthe first part of this review, the basic principles of cytological sampling techniques and the evaluation ofthe cytological findings are described. In the second part, an overview of important infectious diseasesin Passeriformes is given, in which cytology may lead to a definitive or presumptive diagnosis.

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