Treating avian patients: guide to antibiotic use in pet birds

05 Sep 2020

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In the September issue of In Practice, Vicki Baldrey provides a guide to antibiotic use in pet birds. She outlines the issues affecting antibiotic choice in avian species, the relevant legislation and the challenges involved in treating common conditions.

Also in the issue:

  • Emi Barker and Séverine Tasker explain that obtaining a definitive diagnosis for feline infectious peritonitis is difficult, and outline current treatment recommendations and clinical signs to look out for.

  • In the last of a series of four articles on toxicants, Simon Cook and Tom Greensmith discuss toxins of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary systems, and suggest tips for their diagnosis and treatment.

  • Sabine Mann, Jessica McArt and Ángel Abuelo discuss the epidemiological principles of on-farm metabolic disease testing, explaining that diagnosing subclinical disease in dairy herds requires testing of metabolic markers in blood, milk or urine using point-of-care devices.

  • In the practice management...