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July 20, 2022

Greenwing – Liver Disease webinar Dr. Lamb

Is it normal that my greenwing macaw always make trow up with his beak why he does this its gagging i thinkis this normal bij liver disseas
and he has always bacteria s in his poop and its stinks a lot and i have medicine thats hepa-plus and dysbac liquid but my other macaw gets black poop i stoped with it


Hi Cornelia,

Here is Dr. Lamb’s response:

While regurgitation can be seen with liver disease, regurgitation can happen for many other reasons. Behavioral causes are often the more common cause for regurgitation though. I would recommend having some blood work done to see if he does have liver problems or not.

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