Trichomonas gallinae

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Trichomonas gallinae
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Excavata
Phylum: Metamonada
Class: Parabasalia
Order: Trichomonadida
Genus: Trichomonas
Species: T. gallinae
Binomial name
Trichomonas gallinae
(Rivolta, 1878)

The protozoan Trichomonas gallinae is a cosmopolitan parasite found in birds. It most often infects pigeons and doves, but can also affect other birds such as domestic and wild turkeys, chickens and birds of prey. The disease in pigeons is commonly called canker. A similar parasite in falcons is called "frounce".[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kennedy, Murry J.. "Trichomoniasis in Birds". Food Safety Division, Alberta Agriculture and Food. http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex4444.