Nebulization of Avian Patients

Nebulization is used in avian medicine to deliver certain medications, usually antibiotics or antifungals, directly to the respiratory tract. Nebulization can provide hydration to the mucous membranes as well as provide an expectorant effect to help clear debris from the respiratory tract . . .

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Further reading

More information is needed with regards to the effectiveness of nebulization for avian patients. Some recent articles of interest include:

Emery LC, Cox SK, Souza MJ. Pharmacokinetics of nebulized terbinafine in Hispaniolan Amazon parrots (Amazona ventralis). J Avian Med Surg 26(3):161-166, 2012.

Tell LA, Stephens K, Teague SV, et al. Study of nebulization delivery of aerosolized fluorescent microspheres to the avian respiratory tract. Avian Dis 56(2):381-386, 2012.

To cite this page:

Mickley K, Pollock C. Nebulization in birds. LafeberVet website. March 19, 2013.