CARING FOR AFRICAN GREY PARROTS

One of the most intelligent birds ever studied, the African grey parrot has an amazing ability to imitate human speech and precisely mimic sounds within the environment (for example, ringtones ...
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AVIAN/EXOTIC ANESTHESIA

Anesthesia is used to prevent a patient from experiencing stress and/or pain during routine, elective, or emergency care. Anesthesia can be administered as injection or gas to reduce pain, anxiety, ...
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AVIAN NUTRITION

Should My Bird Be Eating Seeds? It is a common misunderstanding that seeds are a sufficient diet for companion birds. After all, wild bird feeders are filled with seeds, right? ...
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AVIAN FECAL TESTING

Fecal testing is the recommended method for diagnosing gastrointestinal (GI) parasite infections. GI parasites can cause serious illness in pet birds. Your veterinarian can recommend medications to treat most GI ...
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ADRENAL GLAND DISEASE IN FERRETS

Adrenal gland disease usually affects adult ferrets (older than 2 years). The most common clinical sign is hair loss. Treatment may involve surgery or medication. What Causes Adrenal Gland Disease ...
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A PET OWNER’S GUIDE TO FLEA CONTROL

Adult fleas are only part of the problem. Immature fleas (eggs and larvae) contribute to flea infestation, too. Your pet does not have to go outside to get fleas. Your ...
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ACETAMINOPHEN TOXICITY

Acetaminophen can be toxic to dogs and cats, but cats are 7 to 10 times more susceptible to acetaminophen toxicity than dogs are. Once swallowed, acetaminophen reaches the blood stream ...
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CARING FOR RABBITS

Rabbits require daily interaction with, and affection from, their owners. If a rabbit’s weight is not supported during handling, its back can be injured. Rabbits need to chew to maintain ...
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ABDOMINAL RADIOGRAPHY

  Abdominal radiography is painless, very safe, and noninvasive, and it can sometimes be performed during an outpatient visit while you wait. Abdominal radiography is useful for evaluating the size, ...
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ACTH STIMULATION TEST

ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) is a hormone produced by the brain that stimulates the adrenal glands to release cortisol and other hormones. Two medical conditions, Cushing’s disease and Addison’s disease, occur ...
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