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Illesses in the Wild
 AVM Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy
This nervous system disease appears to have been caused by a toxin, but the direct cause and the route of intoxication remains a mystery. So far VM has affected eagles, coots and a small number of other waterfowl on 11 lakes in five states.



Clean Those Birdfeeders
Aspergillosis, Pox and Trichomonads can be found in feeders for wild birds

Pesticides and Wild Birds  
Effects of the various types of chemical pest control on birds




West Nile Virus Update    
A continuously updated feature on WNV. Weekly map service has been discontinued.
West Nile Information 2001
West Nile Overview - Facts on Mosquitos
West Nile Veterinary Map 2000
West Nile Wild Bird Map  2000
External Links:  
Larval Habitats of Mosquitoes
Mosquito Control Methods - Integrated Pest Management
Mosquito Control Methods (EPA)

A Special Report on PBFD:
  Link to Laura Wagner's Information Site
 ~  "PBFD, An Epidemic on the Horizon"  

Zoonotic:
~  AVMA's Compendium of Measures To Control Chlamydia psittaci Infection
Among Humans (Psittacosis) and Pet Birds (Avian Chlamydiosis), 2001      

Environmental
~  DuPont maintains a short webpage on bird safety, including mention of the hazard of overheating nonstick polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) coating hazard - Teflon(R)     written by Peter Sakas, DVM