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Zinc toxicity in caged and aviary birds - New wire disease

Australian Veterinary Practitioner 22(1): 6-8, 10-11

Zinc toxicity in caged and aviary birds - New wire disease

This paper discusses the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of zinc toxicity (New Wire Disease) in caged and aviary birds. Diagnosis is based on history, clinical examination, and on gross and microscopic pathology. "Normal" and "toxic" levels of zinc in liver tissues are described, but are not considered reliable for a definitive diagnosis. Treatment involves, the use of chelating agents and supportive therapy.

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Accession: 002549169

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