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Avian Practice
A practitioner's guide to common dermatoses in birds
  1. Petra Zsivanovits

    Petra Zsivanovits graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover, Germany, in 1998. Until recently, she worked for Great Western Referrals in Swindon, where she completed an avian residency approved by the European College of Avian Medicine and Surgery (ECAMS). She holds a PhD for studies on mycobacteriosis in waterfowl.

  2. Deborah Monks

    Deborah Monks graduated from the University of Queensland, Australia, in 1995. She has recently completed an ECAMS-approved residency at Great Western Referrals. She holds the RCVS certificate in zoological medicine and is a member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists (Avian Chapter).


CONDITIONS affecting the avian integument are frequently seen in practice: just under 25 per cent of the authors' avian caseload involve a dermatological complaint. These cases are often multifactorial and can be frustrating to diagnose and treat. The aim of this article is to provide a practical reference for the busy clinician on the diagnosis and management of common inflammatory and non-inflammatory dermatoses in birds.

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