Pigeon Disease Primer

The “Pigeon Disease Primer” explores important differential diagnoses for common clinical problems observed in pigeons and doves. Although the clinical approach to the columbiform relies on the same concepts of “One Medicine” used in all species, many of the infectious diseases of pigeons are relatively unique to this taxonomic group, or at least much more prevalent when compared to psittacine birds or songbirds.

Madeline Rae, DVM, MS, DABVP (Avian Practice)

Dr. Madeline Rae received her Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology in 1981 from Oregon State University and her DVM in 1985 from Oregon State University. After a few years of clinical practice, she returned to academia for a residency in veterinary pathology and a Master’s of Science degree. In 1993, she became certified in Avian Practice, re-certifying in 2003 and 2013. For the last 22 years, she has been the owner of a private diagnostic pathology service focusing on birds, small mammals and reptiles. Madeline has been a reviewer for the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery for 20 years and she has presented…