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dc.contributor.authorNoonan, Brendan
dc.description.abstractThis seminar depicts a case of zinc toxicity in an 8-year-old male sulfur crested cockatoo. He presented after a one year history of intermittent lethargy, inappetance, and depression. His general appearance was "fluffed" with unkempt feathers. After our initial exam Angel's problem list included weight loss, loose stool, dull plumage, and a prominent keel. Determining the cause of chronic illness in a bird with such nebulous signs can be difficult. By implementing diagnostic tools such as routine blood work, radiography, endoscopy and heavy metal testing we were able to perform pertinent tests to rule in and out differentials for Angel's condition. Eventually a therapeutic plan was devised which Angel responded to favorably and treated the underlying cause of his condition.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior seminar paperen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeminar SF610.1 2009 N66en_US
dc.subjectBirds -- Diseases -- Case studiesen_US
dc.subjectBirds -- Effect of heavy metals on -- Case studies
dc.titlePresumptive zinc toxicosis in a sulfur crested cockatooen_US
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