Beak and Feather Disease

What is beak and feather disease? Beak and feather disease, commonly referred to as PBFD (psittacine beak and feather disease) is a viral condition of birds. PBFD is responsible for damage to the beak, feathers and nails as well as the immune system of infected birds. Which bird species are affected by PBFD? PBFD affects […]

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Missed Breedings Part 2

The most common cause of missed breeding, as a cause of apparent infertility, is thought to be breeding at the wrong time; that is failure to deliver the semen into the oviducts 2 to 3 days post-ovulation.  The second most common cause is poor semen quality.  A third cause in the cycling bitch is abnormal […]

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Avian Gastric Yeast (Megabateria)

What is AGY? For many years, avian gastric yeast (AGY) was known as Megabacteria, but it is also known by its scientific name: Macrorhabdus ornithogaster. These days it is referred to as AGY. While initially thought to be a large and atypical bacterium, AGY was more recently classified as a type of yeast. The organism […]

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Missed Breedings Part 1

The most common cause of missed breeding, as a cause of apparent infertility, is thought to be breeding at the wrong time; that is failure to deliver the semen into the oviducts 2 to 3 days post-ovulation.  The second most common cause is poor semen quality.  A third cause in the cycling bitch is abnormal […]

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Feather Picking – aka Feather Destructive Behavior

Feather picking is an all too common condition in the pet bird population. Feather picking (also known as feather destructive behavior or feather damaging behavior (FDB)) seems to be most common in African gray parrots, Quakers and various cockatoo species. Additionally, it is not uncommon among cockatiels, lovebirds and parrotlets. That being said, feather destructive […]

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Breed of the Month – Rottweilers

Rottweilers have certain traits: Confident, steady, and fearless Protective of owners; excellent guard dog Well suited as a companion, family dog, or working dog Obedient and devoted Intelligent and easy to train Large, strong, and athletic No dog is perfect, though, and you may have noticed these characteristics too: Must be properly trained and socialized […]

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Aspergillosis

What is Aspergillosis? Aspergillosis is considered one of, if not the most common causes of respiratory disease in pet birds. It is caused by infection with a fungus of the genus Aspergillus. The species of this organism that most frequently causes respiratory disease in pet birds is Aspergillus fumigatus. This organism is found commonly in […]

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