2019 They Ate What?! X-ray Contest winners

You can’t help but marvel and shake your head a little when checking out the X-rays we get every year as part of our They Ate What?! Contest. You’ve got to wonder what an animal is thinking when they swallow an object whole, especially the long pointy ones (think fishing poles and forks). This year’s entries didn’t fail to deliver in the wild and wacky department, which made choosing a winner especially challenging …

Getting a leg up

While prosthetics have been used in veterinary medicine for more than a decade, the application of these devices in this sector is still relatively new compared to human medicine.

How to include exotics in your vet clinic

The thrill of seeing a different species at almost every appointment is a wondrous day for those of us who enjoy treating avian and exotic pets. More and more veterinary students are seeking course work on exotic species, and more graduates are looking for employment opportunities that offer an avian or exotic pet-owning clientele.

LafeberVet Schedules Webinar on Feather Destructive Behavior

Feather destructive behavior can be one of the most common and frustrating behavioral problems seen in captive psittacine birds. To learn more about this, attend LafeberVet's free, interactive, RACE-approved webinar “Feather Destructive Behavior in Psittacine Birds” on Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. ET.

The presentation is worth 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that accept American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) RACE approval.

Lynne Seibert, a board-certified veterinary behaviorist, will review feather picking, feather chewing and self-inflicted …

The Latest on Proventricular Dilatation Disease

Researchers are making progress in the fight to track and treat one of the most common illnesses affecting exotic birds. Proventricular Dilatation Disease, or PDD, is the result of an avian bornavirus infection and is characterized by intestinal paralysis, which results in food becoming stuck in the bird’s proventriculus. The intestine swells, causing discomfort, and when the gut cannot absorb nutrients from the stalled food, the bird dies. Interestingly, not all birds with PDD show …

Avian Vet Specialist Part II

Take a virtual tour of vet offices, and find out how vets run their offices, ORs and more.