Veterinarian training courses library : Birds / Dermatology
Video time : 26 min + MCQDermatology
- If feather-plucking in birds is often frustrating for the vet, it is also because they are not normally addressed in depth.
- The objective of this short course on plucking is to frame a problem that is much wider than what is usually assumed.
- In fact, plucking can have organic, psychological and behavioral causes. We will try together to resolve this complicated issue a bit.
- This lesson explains two of the most common foot diseases in birds: bumblefoot, or bird foot dermatitis, and Amazon foot necrosis. Both are common diseases that every avian veterinarian should know how to recognize and treat.
Video time : 33 min + MCQDermatology
- This brief talk on feather loss explains that not all the issues with plumage have the same cause, and that passive plumage loss is a very different thing from active feather plucking, or Feather Destructive Behavior.
- Certainly, there are common causes of the two problems, and the diagnostic process is similar, but the causes of a loss of feathers and active feather plucking can also be very different.
Teaching goalsThe talk of today’s quickly examines some of the most frustrating lesions for the avian veterinarian: papules, pustules and papilloma.
Often, we do not know the cause of such lesions, and sometimes, even if we know it, we cannot and cure them.
Let’s deepen a bit our knowledge of avian dermatology.