Recognizing Signs of Illness in Birds


Birds typically hide signs of illness, and many conditions produce very similar clinical pictures. These signs are often quite subtle until disease is advanced. Fortunately, quite a bit of information can be gleaned from a detailed history and careful observation.

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To cite this page: Pollock C. Recognizing signs of illness in birds. April 6, 2011. LafeberVet Web site. Available at