Bird Healthcare: Bird Diseases / Common Health Problems: A – C

If you are looking for information on bird health, such as bird diseases, their causes, and treatment, here you will find all information about bird health.

Symptoms and Potential CausesBird Species and Diseases They are Most Susceptible to

Bird Health / Bird Welfare Articles by Jeannine Miesle, M.A., M.Ed   

Bird Healthcare / Diseases

Index of Bird Diseases / Health Problems and Research

Avian Pain Assessment & Management

The Different Bird Species and Their Respective Syndromes

Symptoms and Possible Diseases

Bird Nutrition – the Key To Avian Health

Glossary of Avian Medical Terms

Identifying a Potentially Sick Bird / Testing for Diseases and Infections:

First Signs / Symptoms of a Sick Bird Weight Gain or Weight Loss – Primary Indicators of Health or Disease … Do-It-Yourself Disease / Sex Testing, Do-It-Yourself Bacterial Testing/ Microbiology, Lab and Veterinary Resources … New Bird and Well Bird Exams

Caring for a Sick Bird

Bird Emergency Care

Probiotics: Very important for molting, stressed or sickly birds, chicks or elderly pets, as well as those who have undergone antibiotic treatments. Antibiotics destroy “friendly” bacteria in the gut, allowing harmful pathogens to grow unchecked. Probiotics suppress the growth of potentially harmful organisms and boost the immune system. Acidophillus also helps to restore the microbial balance within the digestive tract. The probiotic strains acidophilus and bifidum release anti-fungal enzymes and alkalinize the body, so pathogens, such as candida (a big problem with chicks and stressed birds), can’t flourish.

Pros and Cons of Pet Insurance

NOTE: Any information provided on the AvianWeb and linked pages are for your information only — to be discussed with your vet. The information is not meant to replace qualified veterinary care, but the goal is to provide you options to discuss with a qualified veterinary professional.

Bird Diseases / Alphabetic Listing:

Bird Diseases: A – C Below

Air Sack MitesAir Sack Rupture …. Anatomy (Avian) … Angel WingArthritisAspergillosis

Avian Flu (Green and Healthy Website)

Avian Goiter (Thyroid Hyperplasia or Dysplasia) … Avian Encephalomyelitis (AE)Avian Gout

Avian influenza: Eradication from commercial poultry … Avian Influenza (Green and Healthy Website)

Avian PoxAvian Tuberculosis (Mycobacterium avium)

Bacterial InfectionsBaldnessBeak and Feather DiseaseBeak Problems / Deformities

Bird Fancier’s / Breeders Lungs (Allergic Alvolitis) (Green and Healthy Website)

Bird Flu (Green and Healthy Website)

Bird MitesBiting Bugs / MitesBleeding

Blepharitis (Green and Healthy Website)

BlindnessBlocked Gizzard … … Borrowing Mites

Metabolic Bone Disease:

Occurs as two forms:

rickets which is found in growing birds – caused by an inadequate dietary intake of calcium, phosphorous and vitamin D3 or improper calcium to phosphorous ratio.

osteomalacia (osteodystrophy) occurs in mature birds.

BotulismBreeding-related ProblemsBroken BeaksBroken Blood Feathers / Bleeding from FeathersBroken Legs / ToesBronchitisBumble FootBurns (Green & Healthy Website)

Canary Pox VirusCandida / CandidiasisCancerCanker (Trichomoniasis, more commonly known as “pigeon canker) … CataractsChanges in Voice

Chick DeformitiesChlamydia / ChlamydiosisChronic Egg LayingCrooked Beaks Cryptosporidium / CoccidiaCoccidiosisConjunctivitisConstricted Toe SyndromeConure Bleeding Syndrome (CBS) … Crooked ToesCrop Mycosis, Thrush

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Jeannine Miesle

Jeannine Miesle, M.A., M.Ed, Allied Member, Association of Avian Veterinarians is an important contributor to Beauty of Birds. Jeannine has done considerable writing, proofreading and editing for journals and newsletters over the years. She had taught English and music in the schools and presently is an organist at Bethany Church in West Chester, Ohio. She also administrates a Facebook group, The Science of Avian Health.

Jeannine takes in rescued cockatiels and presently has twelve birds. When they come to her they remain as part of her flock.