Index of Bird Diseases / Health Problems and Research
The Different Bird Species and Their Respective Syndromes
Symptoms and Possible Diseases
Bird Nutrition - the Key To Avian Health
Glossary of Avian Medical Terms
Identifying a Potentially Sick Bird / Testing for Diseases and Infections:
First Signs / Symptoms of a Sick Bird Weight Gain or Weight Loss - Primary Indicators of Health or Disease ... Do-It-Yourself Disease / Sex Testing, Do-It-Yourself Bacterial Testing/ Microbiology, Lab and Veterinary Resources ... New Bird and Well Bird Exams
Caring for a Sick Bird
Bird Emergency Care
Probiotics: Very important for molting, stressed or sickly birds, chicks or elderly pets, as well as those who have undergone antibiotic treatments. Antibiotics destroy "friendly" bacteria in the gut, allowing harmful pathogens to grow unchecked. Probiotics suppress the growth of potentially harmful organisms and boost the immune system. Acidophillus also helps to restore the microbial balance within the digestive tract. The probiotic strains acidophilus and bifidum release anti-fungal enzymes and alkalinize the body, so pathogens, such as candida (a big problem with chicks and stressed birds), can't flourish.
Pros and Cons of Pet Insurance
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