J. Jill Heatley, MS, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DACZM

J. Jill Heatley is an Associate Professor in the Zoological Service at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Heatley is board certified in both avian medicine and zoological medicine…

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Atherosclerosis in Birds

What is atherosclerosis?

Atherosclerosis is characterized by fibrous plaques between the tunica intima and the internal elastic lamina of the vasculature. The heart, great vessels, and peripheral vessels of all sizes can be affected. Atherosclerosis begins with the formation of fatty streaks, which can eventually progress into fibrous plaques and complicated lesions…