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Information for the Rehabilitation Professional
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Sites of Interest:
Banded Pigeon Recovery
If there is an IF on the band, it is registered with the International Federation of Homing Pigeons. Call 610-664-0266. If there is an AV on the band, it is registered with the Avian Service Center. 405-670-9400 (call 8a - 5p Central) For fancy pigeons and all others, call the National Pigeon Association, at 405-386-6884 Bands on racing pigeons have an AU or IF number, a code for the actual racing club, a date '95 or 96) indicating year- of hatching.
Fancy pigeons often have a band - to locate owner, call National Pigeon Association.
Announcing the North American Reporting Center for Amphibian Malformations:
Please report malformed amphibians or general amphibian survey results to this Web site or toll-free number. The Reporting Center resides at a Web site that was recently established by USGS/Biological Resources Division staff at the Northern Prairie Science Center (Jamestown, North Dakota) in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Canadian Wildlife Service. The Reporting Center will consolidate observations in a data base so that scientists can search for patterns and trends in type and incidence of malformations. The Web site also contains the following information on malformed amphibians: general locations of reported malformed amphibians, a searchable bibliography, photos of malformations, newspaper clippings, and links to other sites.
The National Eagle Repository provides eagle and other bird carcasses to Native Americans for their religious purposes. To meet the requests from Native Americans, this the Repository needs birds: If you need containers and/or postage-paid shipping labels in order to ship to the Repository, contact 303-287-2110 (ext. 228).
Supply Sources for Wildlife Rehabilitators
"Farming" Your Own Wildlife Food
House Finch Conjunctivitis
The conjunctivitis appearing in House Finches is caused by Mycoplasma gallisepticum, with the birds displaying inflammed, swollen conjunctival tissue in the eyes accompanied by eye discharge and, in some cases, sinus inflammation and discharge from the nares as well.
Current treatment protocol per Erica A. Miller, DVM, Tri-State Bird Rescue, Delaware, consists of administering the following three (3) drugs simultaneously.
Research completed in the summer of 1995 by Drs. Ley and Degernes (veterinarians with NC State Veterinary Teaching Hospital) on House Finches which had been treated and cured of conjunctivitis in late summer were also experiencing heavy molt and did not respond completely to initial treatment. The infection was much improved, but there was still slight inflammation and redness in the eyes. Dr. Miller stated that treatment with the oral tetracycline drug could be continued for an additional 7 to 14 days. The Tylosin was given as directed above - 21 days, then every other day thereafter. This resulted in full recovery.
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