Avian Cardiology Essentials

Cardiovascular disease commonly occurs in companion birds and poses a serious threat to the quality of life and longevity of many avian species. This live, interactive, RACE-approved webinar was presented by avian veterinarian, Brenna Fitzgerald. Topics discussed include key features of avian cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, risk factors, as well as specific clinical disease states, including atherosclerosis, congestive heart failure, and pericardial disease and effusion. This lecture also reviewed essential elements of a diagnostic workup, and current treatment approaches that can improve longevity and quality of life for these patients . . .

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Fitzgerald BC. Cardiovascular diseases in pet birds: Therapeutic options and challenges. Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. 2022 May;25(2):469-501. doi: 10.1016/j.cvex.2022.01.005. PMID: 35422263.

Fitzgerald BC, Dias S, Martorell J. Cardiovascular drugs in avian, small mammal, and reptile medicine. Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. 2018 May;21(2):399-442. doi: 10.1016/j.cvex.2018.01.015. PMID: 29655477.

Fitzgerald BC, Beaufrère H. Cardiology. In: BL Speer (ed). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2016. Current Therapy in Avian Medicine and Surgery. 252- 328.

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Fitzgerald B. Avian cardiology essentials. April 9, 2022. LafeberVet web site. Available at https://lafeber.com/vet/avian-cardiology-essentials/