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we have had a series of sudden deaths of chickens that have
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I am just start farming with a 1000 broilers they are on day
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I have broilers that are 3-4 weeks old have very few feathers
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Doctoral Degree
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Dr. Pat

Dr. Pat

Bird Veterinarian

3,596 satisfied customers

25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds

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Dr. Bob

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7,940 satisfied customers

35 years in general practice, including avian.

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Fiona Steel

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BVMS MRCVS

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I have been practicing for 10 years. I work with exotic pets, dogs, cats, small ruminants, camelids and pigs.

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