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Question:

November 7, 2018

PIGEON VITAL SIGNS


What are normal vital signs and body chemistry (basic metabolic panel) for a racing pigeon ( I am a retired ER nurse who has just started racing pigeons)?


Answer:

Hi Janet,

Vital signs in birds is not measured in the same way as in mammals for the most part. For example their heart rate is far too fast to actually count. There are a lot of variables even within the same species. I would recommend discussing this with your Avian vet.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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