Category: Health

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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Summer Safety

Many companion parrots enjoy spending time outdoors when the weather is nice as much as we do. What’s more, exposure to natural sunlight can be great for your pet bird’s mental and physical health. However, before bringing your feathered friend outside, some important safety precautions are in order. Follow these recommendations to ensure your bird is safe while enjoying the Great Outdoors.

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Vet Visit Prep: Reducing Stress For Everyone

Your bird depends on you for their care, which includes feeding nutritious foods, providing optimum housing and offering plenty of enrichment. Another important part of being a good bird steward is being prepared for vet visits.

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Webinar: Ask The Vet With Dr. Tom Tully

In this re-occurring webinar on the last Friday of each month, our special guest Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian) will discuss basic bird care and nutrition, and field questions from participants.

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Bird People Share: “What do you wish you knew before getting a parrot?”

Life with a pet bird companion can certainly be a life of adventure. You have a feathered friend with the intelligence, and often the mischievousness, of a young child. A pet that might be inclined to talk back, or perform aerobatic feats around your furniture and furnishings. Your bird might be a snuggle buddy who shows affection by gently preening your hair or brow. Intermixed with all that love and shenanigans comes everything in between — especially the unexpected. Here’s a snapshot of what some bird stewards wish they knew before getting a pet bird.

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Webinar: “COVID-19 And Pet Birds”

Join us for a live, interactive webinar hosted by Laura Doering, former editor of Bird Talk magazine and Birds USA magazine. Our special guest Stephanie Lamb, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice) will discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, how it pertains to pet birds, and how we can keep our pets safe and healthy.

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