INTERESTING CASES

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Cockatiel with Chlamydia at the Melbourne Bird Veterinary Clinic

Sinusitis/conjunctivitis in a cockatiel with Chlamydia

Purulent discharge from the sinus of an Eclectus with a sinus infection

Purulent discharge from the sinus of an Eclectus with a sinus infection

Circo virus infection in a Sulfur Crested Cockatoo at the Melbourne Bird Vet

Circo virus infection in a Sulfur Crested Cockatoo

Red Pricess Parrot due to liver disease at the Melbourne Bird Veterinary Clinic

‘Red’ princess parrot due to established liver disease

Rainbow Lorikeet with Vitamin A deficiency at the Melbourne Bird Veterinary Clinic

The pale beak and loss of tongue processes in a Rainbow Lorikeet with vitamin A deficiency

Eclectus with fret marks at the Melbourne Bird Veterinary Clinic

Eclectus with stress or ‘fret’ marks on her feathers

Two external fixaters in a Magpie with two broken tibiotarsi treated at the Melbourne Bird Vet Hospital

Post surgical photo. Two external fixaters in a Magpie with two broken tibiotarsi

Autopsy done at the Melbourne Bird Vet of a Red Rump parrot found a large round worm burden

Autopsy specimen. Round worm infection in a Red Rump parrot

Popcorn droppings in a bird with a malabsorption or a maldigestion problem

‘Popcorn’ droppings in a bird with a malabsorption or a maldigestion problem

Jugular engorgement in a anaethetised Galah with right sided heart failure presented at the Melbourne Bird Clinic

Jugular engorgement in a anaethetised Galah with right sided heart failure

Cockatiel post surgery at the Melbourne Bird Clinic

Post surgical photo of cockatiel following speying due to an advanced oviduct infection

Green urates associated with liver disease

Green urine from a bird with liver disease

Chicken spey at the Melbourne Bird Veterinary Clinic

Post operative photo following ‘speying’ of a chicken with a severe oviduct infection

Pigeon post-op at the Melbourne Bird Vet

Post surgical photo of a racing pigeon following removal of a mesenteric lipoma

Circo virus infection in a Sulfur Crested Cockatoo at the Melbourne Bird Vet

Circo virus infection in a Sulfur Crested Cockatoo

Ulcers in the Proventriculous caused by Macrorhabdus (megabacteria)

Proventriculus ulcers associated with Macrorhabdus (megabacteria) infection

Gold cockatiel moulting back to normal colour at the Melbourne Bird Vet

Recovering ‘gold’ cockatiel moulting back to a normal colour after successful treatment for liver disease

Recovering duck at the Melbourne Bird Veterinary Clinic

Recovering bird from previous photo

SC Cockatoo with Circo at the Melbourne Bird Vet

Dystrophic powder down feathers in a SC Cockatoo with Circo virus infection

Hooded parrot at the Melbourne Bird Vet

One of Australias magnificent but rare parrots, a male Hooded parrot

Eclectus with heavy metal poisoning recovering at the Melbourne Bird Vet

Recovering eclectus with heavy metal poisoning listenting to iPod recording of the owners voice while hospitalised

Section of congenitally deformed trachea surgically removed at the Melbourne Bird Vet from a dyspnoec Blue and Gold Macaw

Section of congenitally deformed trachea surgically removed from a dyspnoec Blue and Gold Macaw. The bird made a full recovery

Puddles the rock eating Duck at the Melbourne Bird Vet Hospital

‘Puddles’ the rock eating duck. Puddles had two ventriculotomies (opening of the stomach) to remove 7 and later 5 large rocks

Round worm infection in a Red Rump parrot found at autopsy at the Melbourne Bird Vet Hospital

Autopsy specimen. Round worm infection in a Red Rump parrot

Not diarrhoea! Polyuria – excess urine production

Not diarrhoea! Polyuria – excess urine production

Jugular engorgement in a anaethetised Galah with right sided heart failure seen at the Melbourne Bird Vet Hospital

Jugular engorgement in a anaethetised Galah with right sided heart failure

Infected oviduct removed from a cockatiel at the Melbourne Bird Veterinary Hospital

Surgical specimen from the previous bird, infected oviduct

Abnormal Gold cockatiel at the Melbourne Bird Veterinary Clinic

Abnormal ‘gold’ lutino cockatiel with liver disease on left compared to a normal lutino

Budgie with an overgrown beak at the Melbourne Bird Veterinary Clinic

Overgrown beak in a budgie with liver disease

Budgie with bleeding into the claws associated with liver disease

Bleeding into the claws of a budgie with liver disease

Cockatoo with a hernia at the Melbourne Bird Vet Clinic

Large abdominal hernia in a Sulfur crested white cockatoo

Polydypsia/Polyuria in a diabetic bird

Polydypsia/Polyurea in a diabetic bird

Feather colour change in a Eclectus at the Melbourne Bird Veterinary Clinic

Green to yellow feather colour change in an Eclectus Parrot associated with liver disease

Red to yellow feather colour change in an Eclectus Parrot  at the Melbourne Bird Vet

Red to yellow feather colour change in an Eclectus Parrot

Recovering duck at the Melbourne Bird Vet

Duck recovering from a ‘degloving’ injury at MBVC

Sulfur Crested Cockatoo with Circo virus at the Melbourne Bird Vet Hospital

Showing typical damaged powder down feathers on the hip

Squamous cell carcinoma of the uropygial or preen gland in a SC Cockatoo

Squamous cell carcinoma of the uropygial or ‘preen’ gland in a SC Cockatoo

Feather dystrophy in a budgerigar probably due to Polyoma or Circo virus infection seen at the Melbourne Bird Vet Hospital

Feather dystrophy in a budgerigar probably due to Polyoma or Circo virus infection

A budgie spey at the Melbourne Bird Vet

Post surgical photo. Speying of a budgerigar due to an established oviduct infection and retained eggs

Chicken spey performed at the Melbourne Bird Clinic

Post surgical photo of chicken following speying due to an advanced oviduct infection

Budgie with a bleed into the beak at the Melbourne Bird Veterinary Clinic

Bleeding into the rhinotheca (upper beak) associated with liver disease

Feather plucking Indian ringneck at the Melbourne Bird Veterinary Clinic

Feather destructive behaviour in an Indian Ringneck Parrot

Budgie with bleeding into the beak associated with liver disease at the Melbourne Bird Vet

Bleeding into the rhinotheca (upper beak) associated with liver disease

Cockatiel with airsaculitis at autopsy

Autopsy specimen mucopurulent airsaculitis in a cockatiel

Live lice and lice eggs on the feathers of a chicken

Live lice and lice eggs on the feathers of a chicken

Bourke Parrot with Chlamydia at the Melbourne Bird Vet Hospital

Mutation Bourke Parrot with conjunctivitis due to Chlamydia infection

Persistent feather sheaths in powder down feathers in a cockatiel unable to groom itself

Persistent feather sheaths in powder down feathers in a cockatiel unable to groom itself

Wild parrots with Circo virus

Circo virus in a SC Cockatoo, Rainbow Lorikeet and Crimson Rosella

Diarrhoea caused by gas producing bacteria in a bird

Gas in a birds droppings is never normal. Here diarrhoea is caused by gas producing bacteria

Racing pigeon with liver cancer at autopsy seen at the Melbourne Bird Veterinary Clinic

Liver cancer in a racing pigeon. Prompt veterinary attention and accurate diagnosis is more likely to result in a positive outcome with any medical condition

Juvenile Masked Lapwing

Juvenile Masked Lapwing

Post surgery – proventricular foreign body removal at the Melbourne Bird Vet Hospital

Post surgical photo. Proventricular foreign body removal

Round worm infection

Autopsy specimen. Round worm infection in a Red Rump parrot