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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.
Aspergillosis, Pox and Trichomonads can be found in feeders for 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 Overview - Facts on Mosquitos
A Special Report on PBFD:
Link to Laura Wagner's Information Site
~ "PBFD, An Epidemic on the Horizon"
~ AVMA's Compendium of Measures To Control Chlamydia psittaci Infection
Among Humans (Psittacosis) and Pet Birds (Avian Chlamydiosis), 2001
~ 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