Birds

Garden bird health publications

Zu Ermgassen, E.K., Durrant, C., John, S., Gardiner, R., Alrefaei, A.F., Cunningham, A.A., Lawson, B. (2016) Detection of the European epidemic strain of Trichomonas gallinae in finches, but not other non-columbiformes, in the absence of macroscopic disease. Parasitology May16:1-7 doi.org/10.1017/S0031182016000780

Lawson, B., Duff, P., Beckmann, K.M., Chantrey, J., Peck, K.M., Irvine, R.M., Robinson, R.A. and Cunningham, A.A. (2015) Drowning is an apparent and unexpected recurrent cause of mass mortality of Common starlings (Sturnus vulgaris). Scientific Reports 5: 17020. doi:10.1038/srep17020

McBurney, S., Kelly-Clark, W.K., Forzán, M.J., Lawson, B., Tyler, K.M. and Greenwood, S.J. (2015) Molecular characterization of Trichomonas gallinae isolates recovered from the Canadian Maritime provinces’ wild avifauna reveals the presence of the genotype responsible for the European finch trichomonosis epidemic and additional strains. Parasitology March 25: 10-10. doi.org/10.1017/S0031182015000281

Lawson, B., Dastjerdi, A., Shah, S.,  Everest, D. Núñez, A., Pocknell, A., Hicks, D., Horton, D.L., Cunningham, A.A. and Irvine, R.M. (2015) Mortality associated with avian reovirus infection in a free-living magpie (Pica pica) in Great Britain. BMC Veterinary Research 11:20. doi:10.1186/s12917-015-0329-5

Gourlay, P., Decros, A., Moinet, A., Lambert, O., Lawson, B., Beaudeau, F., Assié, S. (2014) The potential capacity of French wildlife centres for  wild bird disease surveillance. European Journal of Wildlife Research (online) doi:10.1007/s10344-014-0853-9

Beckmann, K.M., Borel, N., Pocknell, A.M., Dagleish, M.P., Sachse, A., Cunningham, John, S.K., Popischil, A., Cunningham, A.A., Lawson, B., John, S.K. (2014) Chlamydiosis in British garden birds (2005-2011): retrospective diagnosis and Chlamydia psittaci genotype determination. Ecohealth (online) doi:10.1007/s10393-014-0951-x

Lawson, B., de Pinna, E., Horton, R.A., Macgregor, S.K., John, S.K., Chantrey, J., Duff, J.P., Kirkwood, J.K., Simpson, V.R., Robinson, R.A., Wain, J. and Cunningham, A. A. (2014) Epidemiological evidence that garden birds are a source of human salmonellosis in England and Wales. PLoS ONE 9(2): e88968. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088968

Ganas, P., Jaskulska, B., Lawson, B., Zadravec, M., Hess, M. and Bilic, I (2013) Multi-locus sequence typing confirms the clonality of Trichomonas gallinae isolates circulating in European finches. Parasitology. 13:1-10. doi:10.1017/S0031182013002023

Sa, R.C.C., Cunningham, A.A., Dagleish, M.P., Wheelhouse., N., Pocknell, A.,  Borel, N., Peck, H.L. and Lawson, B. Psittacine beak and feather disease in a free-living ring-necked parakeet (Psittacula krameri) in Great Britain. European Wildlife Disease Research. doi:10.1007/s10344-013-0792-x

Chi, J.F., Lawson, B., Durrant, C., Beckmann, K., John, S., Alrefaei, A.F., Kirkbride, K., Bell, D.J., Cunningham, A.A. and Tyler, K.M. (2013) The finch epidemic strain of Trichomonas gallinae is predominant in British non-passerines, Parasitology 7: 1-12. doi:10.1017/S0031182013000930 

Blackburn, T.M., Monroe, M.J., Lawson, B., Cassey, P. and Ewen, J. G. (2013) Body size changes in passerine birds introduced to New Zealand from the UK. NeoBiota 17: 1–18. doi:10.3897/neobiota.7.4841

Horton, D., Lawson, B., Egbetade, A., Jeffries, C., Johnson, N., Cunningham, A.A. and Fooks, A.R. (2013) Targeted surveillance for Usutu virus in British birds (2005-2011). Veterinary Record 172: 17. doi:10.1136/vr.101275

Lawson, B., Lachish, S., Colvile, K.M., Durrant, C., Peck, K.M., Toms, M.P., Sheldon, B.C. and Cunningham, A.A. (2012) Emergence of a novel avian pox disease in British tit species. PLOS ONE 7(11): e40176. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0040176

Lachish, S., Lawson, B., Cunningham, A.A. and Sheldon, B.C. (2012) Epidemiology of the emergent disease Paridae pox in an intensively studied wild bird population. PLOS ONE 7(11): e38316. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0038316

Lachish, S., Bonsall, M.B., Lawson, B., Cunningham, A.A. and Sheldon, B.C. (2012) Individual and population-level impacts of an emerging poxvirus disease in a wild population of great tits. PLOS ONE 7(11): e48545. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0048545

Lawson, B., Robinson R.A., Colvile K.M., Peck K.M., Chantrey J., Pennycott T.W., Simpson, V.R., Toms, M.P., Cunningham, A.A. (2012) The emergence and spread of finch trichomonosis in the British Isles. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 367: 2852-2863 doi:10.1098/rstb.2012.0130 

Colvile, K.M., Lawson, B., Pocknell, A.M., Dagleish, M.P., John, S.K., Cunningham, A.A. (2012) Chlamydiosis in British songbirds. Veterinary Record 171:177. doi:10.1136/vr.100506

Lawson, B., Robinson, R.A., Neimanis, A., Handeland, K., Isomursu, M., Agren, E.O., Hamnes, I.S., Tyler, K.M., Chantrey, J., Hughes, L.A., Pennycott, T.W., Simpson, V.R., John, S.K., Peck, K.M., Toms, M.P., Bennett, M., Kirkwood, J.K., Cunningham, A.A. (2011) Evidence of spread of the emerging infectious disease finch trichomonosis, by migrating birds. Ecohealth 8(2): 143-153. doi:10.1007/s10393-011-0696-8

Lawson, B., Cunningham, A., Chantrey, J., Hughes, L.A., John, S.K., Bunbury, N., Bell, D.J., Tyler, K.M. (2011) A clonal strain of Trichomonas gallinae is the aetiologic agent of an emerging avian epidemic disease. Infection Genetics and Evolution 11: 1638-1645. doi:10.1016/j.meegid.2011.06.007

Lawson, B., Hughes, L.A., Peters, T., de Pinna, E., John, S.K., Macgregor, S.K. and Cunningham, A.A. (2011) Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis supports the presence of host-adapted Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica Serovar Typhimurium strains in the British garden bird population. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77(22): 8139-8144.

Lawson, B., Malnick, H., Pennycott, T.W., Macgregor, S.K., John, S.K., Duncan, G., Hughes, L.A., Chantrey, J. and Cunningham, A.A. (2011) Acute necrotising pneumonitis associated with Suttonella ornithocola infection in tits (Paridae). The Veterinary Journal 188: 96-100. doi:10.1016/j.tvjl.2010.03.010

Lawson, B., Howard, T., Kirkwood, J.K., Macgregor, S.K., Perkins, M., Robinson, R.A., Ward, L.W. and Cunningham, A.A. (2010) The epidemiology of salmonellosis in garden birds in England and Wales, 1993 to 2003. Ecohealth 7(3): 294-306.

Robinson, R.A., Lawson, B., Toms, M.P., Peck, K.M., Kirkwood, J.K., Chantrey, J.,  Clatworthy, I.R.,  Evans, A.D., Hughes, L.A., Hutchinson, O.C., John, S.K., Pennycott, T.W., Perkins, M.W.,  Rowley, P.S.,  Simpson, V.R.,  Tyler, K.M., and  Cunningham, A.A. (2010) Emerging infectious disease leads to rapid population declines of common British birds. PLOS ONE 5(8): e12215. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0012215

Hughes, L.A., Shopland, S., Wigley, P., Bradon, H., Leatherbarrow, A.H., Williams, N.J., Bennett, M., DePinna, E., Lawson, B., Cunningham, A.A. and Chantrey, J. (2008) Characterisation of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium isolates from wild birds in northern England from 2005-2006. BMC Veterinary Research 4. doi: 10.1186/1746-6148-4-4

Lawson, B., Cunningham, A., Chantry, J., Hughes, L., Kirkwood, J., Pennycott, T. and Simpson, V. (2006) Epidemic finch mortality. Veterinary Record 159: 367.

Lawson, B., Macdonald, S., Howard, T., Macgregor, S.K. and Cunningham, A.A. (2006) Exposure of garden birds to aflatoxins in Britain. Science of the Total Environment 361: 124-131.

Pennycott, T., Lawson, B., Cunningham, A., Simpson, V. and Chantrey, J. (2005) Necrotic ingluvitis in wild finches. Veterinary Record 157(12): 360.