AAV Annual Conference, July 29-Aug 2, 2017, Washington DC

The 2017 Association of Avian Veterinarians Annual Conference and Expo will be held in Washington DC July 29-August 2.  Dr Echols will give labs and presentations related to avian bone density and surgery.  For more information, please go to http://www.aav.org/?page=conferencehome.

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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 conf…

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Parrot Bytes: Volume 1, No 1: Nutrition

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

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Update on Proventricular Dilatation Disease and Bornavirus

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 syndrom…

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Review Vol III: '...this DVD was very well done!'

Expert Companion Bird Care Series: Volume III review

Okay, so the choice was to fight the crowds on Black Friday or watch your DVD. The choice was easy. 🙂

Overall, I have to say this DVD was very well done! The information was well-balanced and useful. For the most part, the delivery by the authors was very good. Probably the weakest link was Michelle’s on-camera delivery because it was a tiny bit stiff, but her narration was great.

The only thing I would have changed is where you sho…

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