Ask Lafeber


April 27, 2021

Avian Exam

What would you say are your 5 most important points to cover in a pet bird general examination? Do you routinely do faecal smeares and crop/throat swabs?


Hi Roy,

Dr. Lamb will be covering this in an upcoming webinar. A physical exam is important, and a fecal smear is routine. A throat or crop swab is mainly done if there is an indication of an issue. Dr. Lamb did present s webinar on giving your own bird a physical, so I’ll give you that link. The next webinar on that topic will be what takes place during the exam by a Vet.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,


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