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She is limping and can barely apply pressure when she walks.
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My 13 year old budgie bird was fine yesterday but this
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We have a rouen duckling that is about a month old. This
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I think my chicken is constipated. Not eating or drinking.
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Dr. B.
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My 18 year old green-cheeked conure has a history of seizures
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Hi, I have 3 back yard chickens that are almost 4 months
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My 6 month old chicken has been limping since Friday and I
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20,186 satisfied customers
My rooster is 21 weeks old this Thursday. He started limping
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Good afternoon, I have 3 very large 2 1/2 year old hens and
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Doctoral Degree
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My baby cockatiel has a frozen left leg joint. His foot is
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Dr. Pat

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25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds

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Dr. Bob

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35 years in general practice, including avian.

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