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Hong Kong killing 90,000 chickens, may change bird-flu vaccine after outbreak

December 10, 2008

Hong Kong's government is considering changing the vaccine it uses to protect poultry against avian flu after 60 chickens were found dead at one of the city's largest poultry farms, forcing the slaughter of 60,000 birds on that farm and 30,000 more within a two-mile radius.

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FDA action buys more time to mull extra-label ban of cephalosporins

November 26, 2008

Washington -- The federal order banning extra-label use of cephalosporins in food-producing animals has been revoked -- at least for now.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Cloacal disorders and diseases (Proceedings)

October 1, 2008

The cloaca is a complex structure in the avian patient. Its primary function is the retention and expulsion of intestinal, reproductive, and urinary products.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Avian gastrointestinal anatomy and diseases (Proceedings)

October 1, 2008

Gastrointestinal diseases and disorders are common in avian patients. This presentation will give an overview of anatomy and clinical presentations of gastrointestinal (GI) disease in birds.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

How to introduce avian and exotic patients to your practice (Proceedings)

October 1, 2008

Deciding to open your practice to seeing avian and exotic patients is definitely a great idea. Avian and exotic pets are growing in numbers and people are just as, and sometimes even more attached to them as others are to their pet dogs and cats.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Practical avian nutrition (Proceedings)

October 1, 2008

Nutrition is the process by which birds and all other animals consume food items and utilize it in the body for growth, tissue replacement or repair and the continuance of life.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Avian pediatrics (Proceedings)

October 1, 2008

The pediatric avian patient can present with a wide variety of clinical conditions, many of which are specific to this age group.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Interesting avian and exotic cases (Proceedings)

October 1, 2008

A 4 year old neutered male rabbit weighing 1.98 kg presented in December of 2002 for a 1 year history of nasal discharge and violent sneezing.

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Idea Exchange: Measure a bird's weight more accurately and with less stress by using a strawberry container

October 1, 2008

Accurately weighing birds is difficult; however, I've found that placing the bird in a clear, plastic strawberry container and weighing the bird and container make this task much easier.

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