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Avian medicine

DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 01, 2005
Fungi are commonplace in the environment and some are even considered normal inhabitants of the skin, gastrointestinal tract and other mucous membrane surfaces. In most situations, healthy birds can ward off infection if their immune systems are intact and fully operational. In other cases, however, the immune system may be compromised leading to the development of serious infections. Paramount to properly managing fungal infections in avian species is the ability to recognize infection early in the course of disease, to administer appropriate antifungal medications for the location and severity of infection, and to continually assess a patient's response to therapy. The scope of this article is to provide a brief overview of several fungal diseases in companion avian species.
DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 01, 2005
Viral infections produce lesions on unfeathered areas of skin around the eyes, cere and feet.
May 01, 2005
The media buzz may have quieted considerably, but West Nile virus continues to cause illness and death nationwide and is here to stay. Within six years of the initial detection of this exotic mosquito-borne virus in New York, it has spread to all continental states, through Canada and Mexico, and into Central America.
Four cockatiel fledglings from two clutches owned by the same breeder were reported to have developed temporomandibular rigidity at about 5 weeks of age.
DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 01, 2005
Most successful surgical procedures in avian patients, as with other species, require that the veterinarian and his or her staff give special attention to the details of perioperative management. In some instances, special techniques may be required to perform and successfully complete appropriate procedures; however, in many instances the same techniques used in companion species (dogs/cats) may be adapted or adjusted for use in exotic species.
DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2004
By dvm360.com staff
The Zoological Education Network introduces "A Practitioners' Guide to Avian Necropsy."
Jun 01, 2004
Hemochromatosis results from excessive accumulation of iron in various body tissues.