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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
Before trimming a bird`s wings, make sure the owner understands the procedure. Most important, the owner should know that wing trims are not meant to completely keep birds from flying. I designed this handout for my bird-owning clients, so we can discuss wing trims before they are performed. --Dr. Jeffrey Rhody, Laurel, Md.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Dec 01, 2005
Pet fish are one of the most numerous companion animals in U.S. households, yet few fish owners consult veterinarians about fish disease partly because historically veterinarians have declined to offer them assistance. Yet all veterinarians are trained in pathology, diagnostics, animal husbandry, and pharmacology, so who better to apply the principles of these disciplines to pet fish.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Dec 01, 2005
Avian medicine in the United States and abroad tends to be more focused on crisis and intervention than on preventive care and wellness. Therefore, in this article I discuss some of the basic considerations of emergency medical care in pet birds.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2005
Many researchers and health officials are concerned about the potential for an influenza pandemic caused by avian influenza virus.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jul 01, 2005
Because evidence points to surgical neutering as an important risk factor for hyperadrenocorticism in ferrets, we reviewed the literature to find current and possible future alternatives to surgically neutering ferrets.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2005
Four cockatiel fledglings from two clutches owned by the same breeder were reported to have developed temporomandibular rigidity at about 5 weeks of age.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jul 01, 2004
A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug derived from propionic acid, ibuprofen has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic effects.