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AAV Bird Care Brochures
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These brochures are intended to enhance your practice and support AAV goals of education for clients.
While controversial at times, basics of avian nutrition are discussed, and include advice on both formulated and home made diets. This brochure also discusses monitoring food intake and conversion to an improved diet.
SOLD OUT - BASIC CARE
This brochure discusses the basics of nutrition, husbandry, hygiene, security, and environmental enrichment.
SOLD OUT - SIGNS OF ILLNESS
This brochure addresses one of the most important topics for new bird owners - how to tell when their bird is ill. Topics emphasized include careful observation of both the bird and droppings, common signs of illness, and basic first aid care.
This brochure emphasizes the importance of regular veterinary care for birds, especially new acquisitions. Topics include quarantine of newly acquired birds, and the significance of various parts of the veterinary visit, including physical examination and diagnostic testing. Routine vaccination and sex determination is also discussed.
This important avian disease is explored, and includes information on transmission, clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment. The zoonotic potential is also discussed.
WHEN SHOULD I TAKE MY BIRD TO A VETERINARIAN
This companion brochure to "Health Examination" emphasizes the value of a relationship with a skilled avian veterinarian, and the role of AAV in avian health and conservation.
This brochure discusses feather destructive behavior, and the importance of a thorough diagnostic approach for this complex and frustrating disorder.
SOLD OUT - INJURY PREVENTION & EMERGENCY CARE
This brochure helps owners anticipate and prevent household hazards, including those from other pets, physical barriers and toxins. Advice on basic first aid while seeking aid from an experienced avian veterinarian is also discussed.
BEHAVIOR - NORMAL AND ABNORMAL
Avian behavior is complex and often confusing for novice owners. This brochure presents some basics and helps distinguish between normal behavior, and those related to reproduction or illness.