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Scott Perry
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I have a 4 week old chick who is very sick. Her breathing is
I have a 4 week old chick who is very sick. Her breathing is sounding rattling off and on, she has a hard time chirping. These symptoms started Wednesday night. Thursday morning we got Tetracycline an… read more
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My chickens have red, swollen behinds and loosing feathers,
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We have back yard chickens. We recently got some new chicks
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a Silkie girl with a milky substance all over her
I have a Silkie girl with a milky white substance all over her tail feathers. She's not eating or drinking, is lethargic and as a whole totally pissed off! Any idea what this is and what do I do about… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My chicken (one of 8 ex battery hens collected 4th August 12)
My chicken (one of 8 ex battery hens collected 4th August 12) has become unwell today. All other chickens very well. Symptoms: Very watery discharge from vent. Approx. 10mls at a time. Blue tinge to c… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
Hi our pekin bantam is a bit poorly today. She wont leave
Hi our pekin bantam is a bit poorly today. She won't leave the house and has very dark poo with the white part looks a green/yellow colour. She has just been broody but now ok. Yesterday she was fine … read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
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Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
My male salvins is 19...last vet visit..him water with a small amount
My male Salvins is 19. At his last vet visit he had a bit of yeast in his result of gram stain. 2 pos and 2 neg rods? The vet told me to give him water with a small amount of apple cider vinegar with … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
chicken: pet..back yard..tumor and she had to be put down
Ok, i have this pet chicken, we have a nice run and coop for her in the back yard, and shes been living well with a few others for 3 years. a year ago, one of my chickens was having trouble breathing … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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I took my chicken to my vet because they treat chickens (I
I took my chicken to my vet because they treat chickens (I was told anyways), MY girl has been wheezy and short of breathe at times. No discharge for eyes,nose, mouth. No evidence of worms in feces. A… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
yesterday our chicken that is about 1 year died suddenly -
yesterday our chicken that is about 1 year died suddenly - it was warm weather although they all had water. we initially had 4 chooks and they tend to pair off. later that afternoon we noticed another… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
My bird (black headed caique) is puffed up (could be b/c its
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Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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chickens: has been egg bound for two or three days
One of my chickens has been egg bound for two or three days. I put a light in the coop at night for a few hours since we have had little sun in the past month. I also lubricated her vent. What else sh… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
One of my ducks developed a sore leg today (muscular), which
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I think one of my young hens has gone blind, she is going through
I think one of my young hens has gone blind, she is going through her first moult and has been getting paler and more withdrawn over the weeks, eventually just huddled up waiting to die, couldn't stan… read more
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Dr. Pat

Dr. Pat

Bird Veterinarian

3,596 satisfied customers

25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds

Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob

Veterinarian

2,854 satisfied customers

35 years in general practice, including avian.

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Dr. MD Stafford

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233 satisfied customers

20 years in private practice, contract veterinarian Dickerson Park Zoo and attending veterinarian Missouri State University

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Fiona Steel

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BVMS MRCVS

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15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

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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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