General information

Aspergillus is a mould with approximately 200 species found worldwide. In the environment, Aspergillus is particularly found in compost heaps and in the ground.

Aspergillosis is often caused by the species Aspergillus fumigatus and preferably affects the skin, nose, paranasal sinuses and the lung. Aspergillosis frequently occurs in birds, especially if the animal is predisposed by improper keeping, the administration of antibiotics or stress. This very often results in severe respiratory disorders. Other organs (e. g. CNS) can also be affected.