Diseases of Songbirds: A “Cheat” Sheet

Approach to the passerine bird relies on the same concepts of “One Medicine” used in all animals. Nevertheless many of the infectious agents diagnosed in songbirds are relatively unique to this taxonomic group, or at least much more prevalent when compared to psittacine birds or birds of prey . . .

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Pollock CG. Diseases of songbirds: A "cheat" sheet. July 17, 2012. LafeberVet Web site. Available at  https://lafeber.com/vet/diseases-of-songbirds-a-cheat-sheet/