TechV- Avians (Tech Stuff).txt
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TechV- Avians (Tech Stuff).txt
A bird's blood glucose is _ that of mammals
What is the bird neutrophil called?
The nucleated RBC's are what shape?
What is special about the thrombocytes?
oval and nucleated
How long is the RBC lifespan?
What tube is commonly used for blood collection?
lithium heparin (green)
Since the dietary needs for all species are not well known what are they based off of?
Are seed diets good for nutrition?
no very poor
Seed diets are low in _ _ and _. High in _.
low in vitamins calcium protein
high in fat
Long lived birds don't live past _ years on a seed diet.
What is a choice in diet?
80% of what should be fed is
20% of what should be fed is
dark green and dark yellow
Fruits, nuts, and seeds should be _
Peanuts can't be given because of _
Avocados can;t be given because they are _
Chocolate can't be given because it contains _
What 3 birds are exceptions and have a diet consisting of 50% seeds?bcp
Rarer finches also require _ or _ in their diet.
insects or fruit
Lories and lorikeets require _ _ and _.nfp
Some birds in aviaries such as toucans, mynahs, and lories are prone to what disease?
iron storage diasease (not enough Fe)
Iron storage disease AKA
What two things can be given for iron storage disease?
brlack or green tea
mazuri brand pellets
What is the main factor when birds pick food?
What should be used if a bird stops eating while hospitalized.
Gavages come in what 2 materials?
red rubber and stainless steel
When are birds ideally weighed?
every morning prior to treatment
Fresh clean water should always be provided, but what kind of water should be avoided?
When tube feeding food should be cooler than the body temp at _
What may baby birds develop from hot formula?
When selectiong a tube for crop wash or feeding how big should it be?
larger in diameter that the glottis
Place the tube on the _ side of the mouth
You should feed the tube until you can _
palpate the tube through the wall of the crop
Why should you watch the back of the mouth during tube feeding?
to make sure food or water does not accumulate
If overfull of the crop occurs while tube feeding what should you do?
set the bird down and allow it to clear it's airway
When finished with tube feeding should you handle the bird more?
no always should be last procedure done
How should owners bring birds to the clinic?
in an enclosed cage or carrier with a sample of food and any meds or supplements they are on
How should the bird be observed?
from afar after 5 -10 minutes to acclimate
What is a tail bob indicative of?
What should be observed?
As always ask open ended questions but on what? d,cm,mh,f,m,s
How long should appointments be?
DO NOT _
take bird from owner
Can a towel be used to restrain?
What should be secured? HWF
What can reduce stress?
speaking softly to the bird
What should be worn with water birds?
Watch out for _ in raptors
Watch out for _ in roosters
According to the VTNE what is the least threatening bird?
What is the #1 rule when restraining a bird?
do not restrict the movement of the sternum
What does flapping of wings indicate?
bird does not feel secure
A bird board can be used for both _ and _
small and large birds
During and physical exam you go from _ to _
head to vent
What can be viewed using the avian speculum?
oral cavity and choanal slit
The tissue of the mouth should be _ and _
dry and smooth
What is palpated and observed for movent?
What are palpated for body condition?
Feathers should be _ and _
bright and irridescent
What should be flexed?
wings and legs
Feet should be checked for what?
What gland is examined?
the uropygial gland (preening gland)
Where is the stethescope placed to auscult the heart?
over the lateral body wall
How are the lungs best ausculted?
What is used to asses refill time?
the basilic vein
Basilic vein AKA
cutaneous ulnar vein
How should weight be taken?