Recognizing Signs of Illness in Birds

Introduction

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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Signs of illness in birds are often quite subtle until disease is advanced. Fortunately, quite a bit of information can be gleaned from a detailed history and careful observation. View this brief slideshow for tips on the visual examination . . .


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