Birds

The following is a list of services and procedures offered by the Zoological Medicine Service for bird owners.

General Medicine

  • Wellness examination/health examination (recommended once to twice per year)
  • Pediatric examinations
  • Feather picking/plucking
  • Egg binding
  • Leg band removal
  • Laceration repair
  • DNA sexing via blood sample
  • Bandaging and wound management
  • Polyoma vaccination
  • Husbandry consultations
  • Microchip implantation (AVID)

 

Surgery

  • Surgical sexing via endoscopy
  • Salpingectomy (spay)
  • Orthopedic procedures
  • Egg binding
  • Endoscopy
  • Amputations
  • Biopsy
  • Ingluviotomy
  • Enucleation
  • Reconstructive surgery

 

Advanced Imaging

  • Digital radiography (x-rays)
  • Fluoroscopy
  • CT scan
  • Ultrasound

 

Specialized Equipment and Services

  • Radiosurgery unit
  • Microsurgery techniques
  • Rigid and flexible endoscopy
  • Nebulization
  • Temperature-controlled housing
  • Oxygen cage
  • Multi-parameter anesthesia monitoring 

 

Diagnostic Testing

  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Chemistry panel
  • Parasitology
  • Bacterial culture and sensitivity
  • Fungal culture
  • Avian chlamydiosis (Chlamydophila psittaci)
  • Psittacine Beak and Feather disease
  • Avian aspergillosis
  • West Nile virus
  • Cytology
  • Fluid analysis
  • Histopathology
  • Necropsy