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World Veterinary Day 2022

flyzipper

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April 30th is World Veterinary Day with the theme “Strengthening Veterinary Resilience”.

In addition to marking the occasion, I wonder if this thread could be used to act as a reminder to take some proactive steps regarding your avian vet.

Things such as...
  • If you don't have an avian vet, find one (including after-hours emergency options).
  • If your birds have never visited an avian vet, book an appointment for a wellness check -- establish the relationship and health baseline before it's needed during crisis.
  • If it's been a while since your last visit, think about establishing a regular schedule.
  • Simply send a thank you card to show your appreciation for their work.
Anything else?


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This is a really good post!

My advice is that it's never too early to look into avian vet care. The availability and affordability of avian vet care should be something you consider before you bring a bird home. If avian vet care isn't available to you or you cannot afford it, you should reconsider whether a bird is the right pet for you.

It's a good idea to establish a relationship with an avian vet practice as soon as you get your birds. Bring your birds in for a new bird health check. Know who your vet is, how to make an appointment, the after-hours and emergency care they provide and so on. The last thing you want to in an emergency is be scrambling around on google trying desperately to find someone who is capable of treating your bird.

Have a plan for what to do in an emergency. How are you going to get the bird to the vet? Think about carriers, transport etc and make sure that it's as solid and idiot-proof as you can get it. Don't rely on people who might flake out on you.

If, for whatever reason, you have a bird and don't have avian vet care, think about what you can do to care for your bird. Is there a vet who doesn't specialise in exotics but who is happy to consult colleagues? Again, figure this out before your bird gets sick or is injured.
 

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establish the relationship and health baseline before it's needed during crisis.
Know who your vet is, how to make an appointment, the after-hours and emergency care they provide and so on. The last thing you want to in an emergency is be scrambling around on google trying desperately to find someone who is capable of treating your bird.
100% agree.
It´s stressful enough to have some freak accident or sudden illness occur, at least having a plan means it is a lot easier to remain calm and stick to the plan.
 
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