AAV Bird Care Brochures
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The following is a list of the AAV-produced brochures and a brief description of their contents:
These brochures are intended to enhance your practice and support AAV goals of education for clients.
This brochure discusses the differences between formulated diets and natural diets. The purpose of formulated foods, monitoring food intake, the importance of clean utensils is discussed as well as tips on getting the bird on a better diet.
This brochure discusses nutrition, environment, housing, perches, hygiene, security, activity, toys, and general care. Concise explanations bring bird owners up to speed and gets them interested in learning more.
SIGNS OF ILLNESS
This brochure addresses one of the most important topics for new bird owners - how to tell when their bird needs veterinary attention. Observation, "reading" droppings, early signs of disease, signs of serious illness, and emergency first aid are discussed. Heat, food, and veterinary treatment are also covered.
Quarantine of a new bird, health examination, the possibilities of what can be found, and what "normal" means is discussed. The importance of a history, physical evaluation (including weight, droppings, lab testing, cytology, and possible virus screening). Annual checkups are also explained.
The transmission of chlamydiosis is discussed followed by; clinical signs; how the diagnosis is made; and appropriate steps the owner must take to effect treatment and prevent reinfection. This brochure also discusses the possibility of infection in humans.
WHEN SHOULD I TAKE MY BIRD TO A VETERINARIAN
This brochure gives the bird owner an overview of what a veterinarian can tell the owner about his bird. We all know that prevention is the most important tool in bird-keeping; this explains what AAV is doing toward this goal as well as some of the things the veterinarian can do for pet or breeding birds.
This brochure discusses the various reasons birds lose their feathers. Feather loss can be natural (molt), behavioral, or pathologic. How to tell and what to do is explained.
INJURY PREVENTION & EMERGENCY CARE
Birds are confronted with numerous hazards when confined inside a home with other pets, people, toxins, etc. Learn to anticipate problems and how to keep your bird alive until you get it to a veterinarian, should a mishap occur.
BEHAVIOR - NORMAL AND ABNORMAL
Some behavior is normal, even though the novice bird-owner may not understand it at first. Some behavior indicates illness, some is typical of breeding display. Learn some of the differences between normal and abnormal behavior.