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Avian Influenza 2022

Teckechick

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Interview with Kristin Sinclair DVM, DABVP from the Kensington Bird and Animal Hospital...
Thanks for sharing, Steve!! This was very informative!
 

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Dr.O said it’s going to be bad this year and that I should cover the aviary entirely. Oiy…crap if I plexiglass the front so it still feels open…ideas so no birds crash outside? I’ll put a solid roof on top and something on the sides as well so at least it can be an extra room for them to use.
 

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Possible Avaian Flu in a Purple Martin colony in FL. The landlord has several dead birds, more sick, on the ground. I do not know if he has poultry as well. His info he posted was limited so far. I will post more as I get it.
 

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Chlorhexidine doesn’t seem to have any virucidal properties that I could find. :shrug2: It seems like a good disinfectant, though. It’s used to treat gingivitis, which surprised me.
You're right I didn't even realize that. I definitely use it as a general disinfectant around the house. For virucidal, hospitals use Cavi-wipes, Sani-wipes, what we tend to call purple wipes. It kills pretty much any virus, TB, even COVID. There's not much odor, you do need to use gloves for it. Not for skin contact... Though I sometimes just use my hands for a quick wipe and then wash my hands afterwards. I use these wipes religiously to disinfectant my workstation, stethoscope, phones, pens, etc... Haven't gotten sick at all during this pandemic so hopefully I'm doing something right. COVID has made me sorta a germaphobe lol...not just COVID but all the other typical viruses that started showing up again when ppl stopped wearing masks. We're now seeing influenza A at the hospital where I work. I personally haven't seen the flu since COVID started because everyone was masked up. But now that it's back, I'm considering buying purple wipes to disinfect everything around my house. Seriously purple wipes are the best. I feel so clean afterwards. On the days when I feel super germaphobic, I even purple wipe anytime my stuff touches a counter or patient.
 

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Yes this is very scary ..no outdoor adventures for my birds ;)
 

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I read it. Very sobering. Can’t believe it’s legal. I didn’t watch the video; I don’t want to see anyone tortured to death. Thank you for raising awareness.
 

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Some good news that reflects the seasonality of this issue in my area.

My local wildlife rehab is accepting song birds again after a pause and will reassess if fall migration results in elevated levels/risks.

(source)
 
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