Clinical content about a variety of avian species – from backyard poultry flocks to cage birds – and disease threats.
Henrietta Kodilinye-Sims aims to help all veterinary staff comply with the RCVS code in delivering first aid and emergency care to these birds.
With an increasing number of people buying and caring for chickens – either for their eggs or purely as pets – Henrietta Kodilinye‑Sims addresses some of the challenges these plucky patients present.
Chickens are being increasingly kept as pets – and with it comes the likelihood of presentations in practice. Henrietta Kodilinye‑Sims addresses some of the challenges – from identifying clinical signs to responsible prescribing in line with legislative requirements – as well as tips for nursing care plans…
Richard Jones recounts a procedure borrowed from human medicine that successfully restored the sight of a juvenile bird.
Brigitte Lord discusses primary health care, including advice and support for clients, and factors to give clinicians more confidence in their approach to this prey species.
Mónica Guerrero Méndez discusses how to manage this systemic disease in psittacines, birds of prey and waterfowl, using a parrot case example.
Mónica Guerrero Méndez discusses the steps taken in a case of an 11-week-old psittacine that presented with this commonly reported condition.
RVN Clare Jones discusses the importance of providing parrots with environmental enrichment, and outlines common signs of illness.
Clare Jones, in the first of a two-part article, familiarises VNs with parrot handling, diet, environment and illness.
While disorders of parrots' endocrine systems are rare, Yvonne van Zeeland insists the principles of diagnosis and treatment in mammals are a good starting point in suspected cases.
Marco Falchieri describes the origin of this worldwide common respiratory pathogen, its diagnosis and, as no therapy is available, advises a preventive approach is critical.
Fiona Froehlich and Neil Forbes give advice on various hazards bird owners should be aware of when looking after their pets at home.
Roy Earle discusses signs, aetiology and treatment – as well as the importance of owner understanding – concerning consults in which parrots display feather plucking.
Tariq Abou-Zahr and Neil Forbes discuss the avian practitioner’s approach to sick or injured birds – including safety, thorough history taking and treatment.
Fiona Froehlich and Neil Forbes explain the causes of severe skin-related conditions in parrots, the treatments and why regular assessment is vital.
Neil Forbes considers possible causes of tracheal disease in avians, such as parasites, and presenting signs, plus he details potential surgical options.