Hygiene Protocols for the Prevention and Control of Diseases (Particularly Beak and Feather Disease) in Australian Birds

Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006

6. Clinical evaluation of and clinical examination protocols of Captive and Wild Birds (TAP Actions 5.1 and 5.2)

Actions 5.1 and 5.2 of the TAP stated that effective education and extension material for PBFD such as clinical evaluation protocols are needed by field workers and wildlife managers, to promote detection of the disease in priority species of psittacine birds and an assessment made of the true impact of the disease. Such information is to be distributed to wildlife managers, veterinarians, wildlife carers and aviculturists to assist in the detection of PBFD in priority species.

For checklists of the clinical examination of captive and wild birds, see the following documents:

Note that these checklists apply for the full clinical examination of a bird, and for all diseases.