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Jeanne Would you be able to help me with this picture of my
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Post-Doctoral Degree
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We have six chickens...one of them, an ISA brown after the
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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How are you, well a couple of my chickens have raw butts and
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My lovebird is plucking all her feathers, yesterday she
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have 3 hens and they a condition poss same condition. One
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Dr. Leah Hill
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Doctor of Veterinary medicine
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I have a cockatiel that is missing some feathers where its
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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For a year now, most of my chicken girls have been losing feathers.
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Dr_Kitty
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I have 3 Silver Laced Wyandotte hens, no problems with then.
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EmergencyVets
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My chickens look awful. Patchy areas on body, apparent pecking
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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ALLDVM
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Dr. Dan
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My budgie is about 12 months old and has been in perfect health,
My budgie is about 12 months old and has been in perfect health, talks etc. He has the run of the house and is very lively. Yesterday I noticed small black spots on his head and I thought perhaps its … read more
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