Back to the drawing board for conservationists battling against infectious parrot disease

Source: ScienceDaily

A study into the effectiveness of disinfecting birds’ nests has led to a breakthrough in the understanding of biosecuity measures for the endangered echo parakeet in Mauritius. The research team found that annual disinfection of parakeet nest sites prior to the breeding season, intended to reduce the spread of infectious disease in endangered parrot species, didn’t have the impact conservationists expected leading to recommendation for a different approach.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190318121046.htm