During the International Conference on Avian heRpetological and Exotic mammal medicine, Dr Echols will give several presenations including new research on x-ray based density, bone density in bird under various conditions and exploratory surgery in avian species.  For more information on this conference, please see http://www.icare2017.eu/.

World Bird Park

Welt Vogel Park Whenever I find myself in a new place, I make it a point to learn about the local animals. Of course I have a strong bend towards avian species and am always curious if there is a bird park nearby. On a 2013 trip to attend a conference in Germany, I came…

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Parrot Bytes- health topics related to pet parrots with Emily Strong of the Austin Parrot Society and Dr Scott Echols avian specialist veterinarian To request additional topics, please contact Emily Strong at frombeakstobarks@gmail.com     Introduction Emily: In my ongoing search for nutrition information, I’m seeing a lot of fairly reckless blanket statements about the…

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Update on Proventricular Dilatation Disease and Bornavirus Probably one of the most frightening and frustrating disease of parrot species is proventricular dilatation disease (or ‘PDD’). The disease goes by many names such as macaw wasting syndrome, myenteric ganglioneuritis, proventricular dilatation syndrome and more. The bottom line is that the disease is characterized by a specific inflammatory…

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3-19-13 Those who are following ‘Phoenix’ will be happy to know that the young eagle is doing well.  His caretakers are waiting for Phoenix to moult and get a new set of feathers.  Once Phoenix has a brand new set of feathers, to replace the burned ones, then flight training will begin.  From there, we…

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