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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,466 satisfied customers
She is walking low to the ground, and sitting and her tail
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veterinarian, practice owner
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My parakeet has had feathers sticking out and I thought it
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have 5 egg laying hens. I am relatively un-experienced.
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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Dr. Christie
Dr. Christie
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Doctoral Degree
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I have had chickens for 40+ years. They have a safe fence
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Dr. Bob
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My 3 year old chook passed away last night. Her crop was full
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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My female zebra finch has a lot of feces stuck to her backside.
My female zebra finch has a lot of feces stuck to her backside. She keeps trying to get it off. She also seems to have a more labored breath (I can see her breathing whereas with the other finches I c… read more
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Dr. Dan
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We have 3 chickens about 7 months old. One stopped laying
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what is the best treatment for eggbound chicken. Has been eggbound
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
Good Afternoon, I have a 6 month old Welsummer chicken that
Good Afternoon, I have a 6 month old Welsummer chicken that is egg bound, she has never laid an egg before when all of her sisters have been laying since first of Oct. I have tried a few home remedies… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have had 2 chickens over the past year, healthy and active.
I have had 2 chickens over the past year, healthy and active. Yesterday I found one of the chickens with a huge distended stomach, moulting around the Anus, walks with difficulty due to the enlarged s… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
Some of my hens are losing their feathers. One hen, which otherwise
Some of my hens are losing their feathers. One hen, which otherwise acts healthy and happy, has lost a lot of feathers around the front of her neck over the last 6 months. I have used food-grade DE re… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
hen: is lethargic..usual active..discharge on her rear feathers
Year and a half old hen is lethargic. She seems to be eating and eliminating normally, just not her usual active self. There appears to be some discharge on her rear feathers. What can I do to determi… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob

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35 years in general practice, including avian.

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