Category: Health

Webinar: University Vet Insider—Experiences of an Exotics Pet Vet

Get a “bird veterinarian’s eye view” as Joerg Mayer DVM, MS, DABVP(ECM), DECZM, DACZM joins us from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine where he works in Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Teaching Hospital & Zoological Medicine Service. Dr. Mayer will talk about his experiences with treating parrots and other bird species as well as what it’s like to teach the next generation of Avian & Exotics Veterinarians. Sign up and tune in Friday, October 7!

Our 100th Webinar! Dr. Lamb Joins Us Live from Macaw Recovery Network in Costa Rica

Join us on October 21 for a very special webinar with Dr. Stephanie Lamb. Dr. Lamb kickstarted Lafeber’s weekly webinar series back in 2020 and will help us celebrate our 100th webinar by broadcasting live from the field at the Macaw Recovery Network in Costa Rica. This is such a special opportunity made possible by Lafeber Company! There will be some fun giveaways, too, so don’t miss this very special event! Sign up and tune in Friday, October 21!

Webinar: Avian Vet Insider—Kidney Disease in Pet Birds

In this free webinar, Dr. Stephanie Lamb, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), will talk about kidney disease in pet birds, such as common kidney problems, including various infectious causes, toxins, nutritional disorders, and metabolic disorders that lead to kidney damage. Sign up and tune in on September 16!

Webinar: Avian Vet Insider — Liver Disease In Pet Birds

In this free webinar, Dr. Stephanie Lamb, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), will talk about liver disease in pet birds, such as common liver disorders, including fatty liver syndrome, liver infections, toxins, and cancer. She will also discuss which testing your vet may recommend as well as possible treatments. Sign up and tune in on July 15!

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New Study On Birds Links Large Brains With Longevity

A ground-breaking study undertaken by researchers at the Max Planck Society is the first to demonstrate a direct link between brain size and longevity. By creating a massive database, the research team was able to glean reliable estimates of the average life spans of 217 parrot species — more than half of all known species!

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Webinar: University Vet Insider—Teaching, Treating & Research with Dr. Joerg Mayer

Get a “bird veterinarian’s eye view” as Joerg Mayer DVM, MS, DABVP(ECM), DECZM, DACZM joins us from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine where he works in Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Teaching Hospital & Zoological Medicine Service. Dr. Mayer will talk about his experiences with treating parrots and other bird species as well as what it’s like to teach the next generation of Avian & Exotics Veterinarians. Sign up and tune in Friday, October 8!

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Webinar: Avian Vet Insider—The Lighter Side of Treating a Pet That Can Talk Back!

In this webinar, Dr. Lamb looks at the lighter side of clinic life. While she takes each case seriously, her sometimes talkative patients can bring some comic relief. We cover some very serious topics in these webinars, but this time let’s look at the lighter side of things, during this insider’s view of the daily happenings at your Avian Vet’s Clinic.

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Webinar: Avian Bornavirus: Common Signs and Treatments

Join us Friday, July 30, for a special webinar on Avian Bornavirus(ABV) and how it can affect various parrot species. Susan Orosz Ph.D., DVM, DABVP (Avian), DECZM (Avian) will discuss this complex neurologic disease, including symptoms and some therapies that can help.

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Webinar: Avian Medicine: What it Takes to be an Avian Veterinarian

Dr. Stephanie Lamb will share what it takes to become an Avian Vet and the specialized equipment needed in order to examine, diagnose and treat birds. If you’ve ever wondered what a veterinarian learns about exotics in Vet School here’s your chance to find out!

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Webinar: Avian Emergency: First Aid for Your Pet Bird

Dr. Lamb will walk us through basic first-aid skills we should all know, how to stabilize your bird until you can get it to the vet, and how to make your own first-aid kit for your birds. Tune in Friday November 20!

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