Laser Therapy in Birds

laser therapy

Bird Laser Therapy. Laser therapy For birds. Photobiomodulation or Laser therapy for birds is used in the treatment of conditions in birds that benefit from reduced pain, reduced inflammation and more rapid healing. Laser in birds simply put reduces pain inflammation and accelerates healing. Our avian patients seem to enjoy the Avian-Laser therapy sessions. Parrot-laser…

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Marek’s Disease Vaccination

Here at Bird Vet Melbourne, we offer vaccination against Marek’s Disease in chickens. Marek’s Disease is caused by a cancer-forming virus that affects the nerves, often resulting in leg paralysis in young birds. There is a vaccine available but it is not always effective in every individual bird. Information about the vaccine. (Last updated March…

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Bird Boarding Melbourne

Bird Boarding

Bird Boarding Melbourne Pet Birds require Bird-boarding Bird-Vet Health checks for two reasons To ensure that the owner can go on holiday with confidence that their Pet-bird is healthy to board. Having Your Avain vet available for your pet-bird whilst you are away in an emergency gives added reassurance. The Bird-Boarding check also ensures that…

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Xanthomas in Birds

tumour

Tumors: Xanthomas in Birds By Gregory Rich, DVM; Rick Axelson, DVM The Following Article and Photos are By Gregory Rich, DVM; Rick Axelson, DVM Xanthomas are discrete masses or diffuse, thickened areas of skin that are a yellowish-orange color with a dimpled surface. They are accumulations of fat and cholesterol that are primarily seen in…

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Help! My bird laid an egg!!!!

parrot egg

My bird laid an egg! Am I going to have babies? Female birds lay eggs and they don’t need a male around for that to happen.  This frequently leaves pet bird owners shocked.  Many ring the clinic in a panic, particularly if they don’t want babies. So for those of you who aren’t acquainted with…

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Diabetes in Birds

Diabetic Cockatiel

Diabetic Cockatiel Diabetes Mellitus In Birds “Has my bird really got diabetes??? Doc you must be joking???  Why does a bird get diabetes???” Charlie was an 8-year-old male lutino cockatiel weighing 78.9 grams. He was a well loved pet that enjoyed freedom allowed out of his cage every day.  He had a gutsy personality –…

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Poisoning in Birds

Sick Bird Look

Metal Toxicity in Birds If your bird has ingested something it shouldn’t have! If you believe your bird may have ingested something that could be poisonous you should take your bird to an avian Veterinarian. If caught early your bird-vet may be able to remove toxic material from your bird by irrigating the crop before…

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Egg Binding

Eggbound Cockatiel at Vet

What is Eggbinding? Egg binding is a serious condition that can occur in female birds when an egg gets stuck in the oviduct and she is unable to pass it. This can cause damage to internal tissue, bleeding, infection, prolapse, and even death. If you think your bird may have a stuck egg, please take…

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Candida and Aspergillus in Birds

Candida infection cockatiel

Crop dilation associated with a Candida infection in a cockatiel chick Treatment of Fungal Diseases in Birds Candidiasis (‘thrush’, caused by Candida spp) and Aspergillosis (caused by Aspergillus spp) are fungal infections that occur in birds. It is important to know whether a disease is caused by a fungus or a bacteria as bacterial infections…

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Blackhead in Peacocks

Blackhead in Peacocks

Blackhead In Peacocks Peacock Blackhead -Treatment Blackhead (Histomoniasis) in Peacocks, Quail, Turkeys and Chickens Blackhead (Histomoniasis) is caused by an amoeba-like parasite, Histomonas meleagridis, that lives in the caeca of chicken, turkeys, quail, pheasants and other gallinaceous (chicken-like) birds. The caeca are blind portions of the intestine, the equivalent to the human appendix, which are…

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