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Understanding and managing behavior problems in birds (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Relaxed: fluffed feathers under the beak and on the head, preen, stretch, eye closing slightly, pupils normal size, head low around shoulders, vocalizing quietly, gently playing with a toy or object, one foot tucked up close to the body, rouse, flick its wings or shakes tail, scratches its own head

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Metal fragments in horse, poultry feed leads to recall

April 20, 2010

St. Louis, Mo. -- The Food and Drug Administration is reporting that Purina Mills has recalled specific lots of horse and poultry feed.

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First songbird genome sequenced

April 5, 2010

Swindon, Wiltshire, U.K. -- The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) announces that a united effort by teams across the United States, Europe and the Middle East has produced the first songbird genome map -- that of the zebra finch.

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Growth of exotics climbs along with illegal importation problem

November 1, 2009

The growth of the exotic pets industry brings with it some problems, including illegal imports which raise health concerns.

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Just Ask the Expert: What to do about a biting bird

August 26, 2009

Q: A client told me that when he holds his pet bird in his hand and it bites, he corrects the bird by flinging it off his hand and onto the floor. What should I advise this client as far as this method of correcting the bird?

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How I treat psittacine egg binding and chronic laying (Proceedings)

August 1, 2009

Egg binding is defined as failure of an egg to pass through the oviduct at a normal rate.

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Avian respiratory and thoracic surgery (Proceedings)

August 1, 2009

The respiratory system of birds is significantly different, both physiologically and anatomically, from that of mammals.

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Avian GI and reproductive surgery (Proceedings)

August 1, 2009

A simple ventral midline celiotomy provides limited exposure to most abdominal organs in birds.

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Seizures in exotic pets (Proceedings)

August 1, 2009

When presented with a seizuring dog or cat, the steps to take are familiar to most veterinarians. However, with a non-traditional species, even knowing where and how to administer treatments presents a challenge, as well as what might be common etiologies.

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