Avian Medicine: Non-Infectious Diseases
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- ceiling fan injuries
What bird usually has feather plucking syndrome?
Causes of feather plucking syndrome:BSIE
- improper molding
Shouls an E-collar be used for feather plucking syndrome?
What bird usually gets egg binding?
What can egg binding cause?
Egg binding is usually due to a lack of what in the diet?
Egg binding usually resolves itself with little treatment, but for severe and reoccuring cases where the egg has to physically be removed what is the best treatment?
Excessive egg laying occurs in what 4 birds?
- love birds
Excessive egg laying depletes the body of what?
Chronic egg layers are predisposed to what?
What is the word for removal of the uterus in the bird?
What are the two treatments for chronic egg laying?
What may induce egg laying?ESTHM
What are reasons a bird would vomit or reguritate? CB,LP,FB,CS
- courtship behavior
- lead poisoning
- foreign body
- crop stasis
What 2 metals commonly cause toxicity in birds. (from old pennies, bells, monopoly pieces,etc)
Are inhalents and plants toxic to birds?
yes they can be
What 3 inhalents are commonly toxic to birds? TFC
- teflon from non-stick cookware
- fatty droplets from cooking
What does a PTFE toxicity stand for?
What other 3 things are toxic to birds? PAC
- peanuts if moldy
What bird is predisposed to hypocalcemia?
What is the common c.s. for hypocalcemia?
What is the cause of hypocalcemia?
all seed diet
WhaWhat is the cause of hypovitaminosis A?
all seed diet
c.s. hypovitaminosis A: PEPS
- papillae are blunted
- erosions ofn feet
- poor feather.skin health
- secondary infx
What should be fed to prevent hypovitaminosis: P,DYV
- dark yellow vegetables(sweet potatoes, carrots)
Crop burns are from
Are signs of crop burning immediate?
no could take 10 days
What can form after a crop burn?
How should formula be warmed to avoid crop burns?
- warm water bath
- never a microwave
iron storage dz aka excess in iron
What bird gets hemochromatosis the most?
In hemochromatosis how much of the liver is damaged before you notic the c.s. of ascites and dyspnea?
What is the deposition of uric acid around the joints, pericardial sac, and visceral organs?
Who is predisposed to gout?
Causes of gout: SODS
- seed diet
- dec activity
- slow metabolism
Is treatment for gout successful?
Bumblefoot is AKA for
Causes of bumblefoot:OP
- obesity(all seed diet)
- perches not varying in diameter(for circulation)
What other 2 non-infectious diseases where mentioned in class?
- cloacal prolapse (w/egg binding)
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