Scrambled or poached? Urogenital Disease in Pet Birds
Birds’ urogenital organs reflect their ‘flying dinosaur’ ancestry with reptilian features (such as egg laying and urecotelic waste disposal) being adapted to ‘lighten the load’ and facilitate flight. Understanding such unique features helps to make sense of urogenital disease in avian patients and aids diagnosis and treatment of everyday clinic issues such as egg binding, abnormal egg formation, egg yolk related peritonitis, cloacal disorders, urolithiasis and gout.
Recording from 09.01.2018
Pat Macwhirter BVSc(Hons), MA, PhD,MANZCVSc (Canine Medicine), FANZCVSc (Bird Medicine)