Laboratory Manual for Clinical Veterinary Technology

Oreta Marie Samples, BS, RVT, MPH, DHSc

Scott Echols, DVM, Dipl ABVP

Published 2022

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VMX, January 14-18, 2023. Orlando, Florida

VMX will hold its annual meeting in person January 14-18, 2023. Dr Echols will be present on multiple avian medicine topics and is the current chair for all exotic animal programs at VMX. For more details about the conference, go to

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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

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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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