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What does PDD stand for?

PDD stands for Proventricular Dilatation Disease

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Important omissions include discussion of the nervous system in the "Clinical Anatomy and Physiology" chapter, a more-complete description of proventricular dilatation disease (including ocular and nervous system lesions beyond gastrointestinal disease and the proven relationship to Bornavirus, which were all available at the time of publication), and emergency drugs and doses in the "Formulary.
Since DeRisi had previously identified viruses that cause a mysterious disease in parrots called proventricular dilatation disease, Hook suggested, perhaps he could help.
Based on these findings, a strong suspicion of proventricular dilatation disease (PDD) was made.
Proventricular dilatation disease (PDD), also known as proventricular dilatation syndrome or macaw wasting disease, is a disorder of birds wherein inflammation of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems is associated with gastrointestinal dysfunction and neurologic signs that may include ataxia and seizures (6).
A crop biopsy was negative for histopathologic evidence suggestive of proventricular dilatation disease (PDD).