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for parasites; viral testing including avian paramyxovirus type 1 (END), avian polyomavirus, and psittacine herpesvirus; testing for Chlamydophila psittaci ; and bacteriologic culture of the crop and feces, were recommended. The owners agreed to

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veterinarian submitted blood samples for PCR analyses to detect polyomavirus and psittacine circovirus 1 (causative agent of beak and feather disease), the results of which were negative. Initial treatment consisted of 1 dose of iron dextran (0.1 mL/kg [0.05 mL

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. The plasma osmolality of some commonly kept pets (eg, cats and dogs) have been determined 8,9 ; however, to our knowledge, there is no published information regarding plasma osmolality in psittacine species. Plasma osmolality is routinely measured in

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

of birds include spirurids ( Geopetita spp, Dispharynx spp, Habronema spp, and Tetrameridae). To our knowledge, this is the first report detailing the antemortem diagnosis and successful treatment of spiruridiasis in a psittacine. Fatal

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range not established) exceeded that of the left ventricular wall (3.2 mm; reference range not established), and thickness of the interventricular septum (3.2 mm; reference range, 2.5 ± 0.3 mm) was increased. Typically, the left ventricle of a psittacine

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, for birds. Butorphanol tartrate and nalbuphine hydrochloride, drugs that are κ-opioid receptor agonists and μ-opioid receptor antagonists, are currently considered the recommended opioid drugs for acute pain management in psittacine birds. 1–7 The

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

in birds. Butorphanol tartrate and nalbuphine hydrochloride are κ-opioid receptor agonists and μ-opioid receptor antagonists and currently are considered the opioid drugs recommended for acute pain management in psittacine birds. 1–7 The accepted

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

glucose meters for use in psittacines, which are commonly kept as pets. The purpose of the study reported here was to determine the degree of agreement between 3 commercially available POC blood glucose meters and a laboratory analyzer for measurement of

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

Detection of cardiovascular disease in pet birds is occurring with increasing frequency. A review 1 of records of psittacine birds submitted for necropsy revealed that the incidence of cardiovascular lesions was 9.7%. In another study, 2 low

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