Supplemental Heat for the Avian Patient

Key Points

  • Maintain incubators at approximately 80-90°F (26-32°C).
  • Warm fluids before administering them to avian patients.
  • Apply sterile saline to avian patients instead of alcohol whenever possible.

Small birds face an enormous task in maintaining their body temperature, especially in a cold environment, but fortunately plumage provides an effective barrier to heat loss. Down feathers trap air and allow little convective movement of heat to occur. Fluffing feathers increases insulation and . . .


To continue you need to be a LafeberVet.com member. (Français), (Español)

Pour continuer, vous devez être un membre LafeberVet.com

Para continuar, debe ser miembro de LafeberVet.com

Already a LafeberVet Member?

Please Login