Diagnostic Testing Service

Avian polyoma virus(APV) + Psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD) (PEB102)

Specimen type

Feathers, Blood


  • Psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD) is a contagious viral illness affecting psittacine birds. Common symptoms of PBFD include lethargy, weight loss, abnormal feather shedding and growth, beak elongation and deformation, and ultimately, death.
  • Avian polyomavirus presents a serious threat to caged birds, causing significant economic losses for pet retailers and bird enthusiasts. Young birds, from newborns to juveniles, are especially susceptible to polyomavirus infection, which is often fatal.