AAV 2003 Lectures

The Main Conference of the 2003 AAV Meeting
 

This week long conference covered numerous topics on avian medicine from lecturers of diverse backgrounds. Some of the lecture topics are presented here in a summary format that was created by Dr. Nemetz. Their use is for educational purposes only and not meant to diagnose or recommend specific therapies for any specific patient.


Click on any of the following colored number-links for each lecture detail and Dr. Nemetz's interpretive summary.

1. Psittacid Herpesviruses and the Link to Mucosal Papillomatosis and Bile Duct Carcinomatosis

2.
Determining the Seroprevalence of West Nile Virus in an Exposed Psittacine Population

3.
Mortality and Response to Fluid Resuscitation After Acute Blood Loss

4.
Use of the Vetronic Cardiostore for Avian Electrocardiogram

5.
A Retrospective Study of Atherosclerosis in Birds

6.
The Electrocardiogram Made Easy for the Avian Veterinarian

7. Identification of Oral Spiral Bacteria in Cockatiels

8.
Performance of Neonate Cockatiels Given Cockatiel derived Lactobacillus

9. Hypothyroidism in a Red-lored Amazon

10. A Technique for Correction of Chronic Mandibular Prognathism (in Cockatoo)

11. Endoscopic Repair of Tracheal Stenosis in a Blue and Gold Macaw (Ara ararauna)

12.
Treatment of Irritant-induced Inflammatory Respiratory Disease in Three Psittacine Bird

13. Review of the Lesions of Psittacine Eyelids: 67 cases

14. Tumors of the Psittacine Ovary and Oviduct: 37 cases

15. Cytology, Histology, and Microbiology of Feather Pulp and Follicles of Feather Pickers

16.
A New Biopsy Technique to Improve Histopathological Evaluation of Avian Skin

17. Amitriptyline HCL: Clinical Study for the Treatment of Feather Picking

18.
Avian Hematological Response after Stress and Flower Essence
 
Topics Related to Avian Skin and the clinical symptom of Feather Picking
 
Click here for the handout/algorithm demonstrating how a proper medical work up for a feather picking bird proceeds.
 
19. Anatomy and Physiology of the Normal Avian Integumentary (Skin) System
 
20. Etiology (causes) of Avian Inflammatory Skin Disease
 
21. Histological Description of Avian Noninfectious Skin Disorders
 
22. Diagnostics in a Search for an Etiology of Feather Picking / Mutilation
 
23. Medical Therapy for Feather Picking Disorders
 
24. Self-injurious Behavior as a Model for Psychological Feather Damaging Behavior in Psittacine Birds