Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD) (also knownas psittacine circoviral disease) is a chronic and ultimatelyfatal disease in parrots, cockatoos and other psittacinebirds (Pass and Perry 1991; Perry et al., 1991; Raidal etal., 2015). The disease is considered a Key ThreateningProcess (KTP) to at least 16 endangered and vulnerablebird species in Australia. The virus which causes thedisease is the dominant pathogen of wild psittacine birdsin Australia and PBFD was one of the first threatening disease processes identified under the Endangered Species Protection Act 1992 (ESP Act). Under the Environmen tProtection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBCAct) a Threat Abatement Plan (TAP) was developed toachieve two broad goals. The first aim was to ensure thatPBFD does not escalate the threatened species status ofaffected birds, and the second, to minimise the likelihoodof PBFD becoming a Key Threatening Process (KTP) forother species.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Association of Avian Veterinarians Australasian Committee (AAVAC) Annual Conference|
|Place of Publication||Melbourne|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Nov 2019|
|Event||AAVAC 2019 Conference - Rydges on Swanston, Melbourne, Australia|
Duration: 25 Nov 2019 → 27 Nov 2019
|Conference||AAVAC 2019 Conference|
|Period||25/11/19 → 27/11/19|
Das, S., Sarker, S., Nath, B., Gill, J., Shearer, P., Peters, A., Forwood, J., Raidal, S., & White, M. (2019). Vaccination for PBFD: Developments and pleasant surprises. In G. Cross (Ed.), Proceedings of the Association of Avian Veterinarians Australasian Committee (AAVAC) Annual Conference (pp. 40-46).