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Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. 2006 Sep;9(3):495-502.

Vitamin A toxicosis in a lorikeet flock.

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Canley Heights Veterinary Surgery, Corner Harden Street and Avoca Road, Canley Heights, New South Wales 2166, Australia. fjpark@rivernet.com.au

Abstract

Vitamin A toxicosis has recently been recognized as a concern for granivorous birds such as cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus) and nectarivorous birds such as lorikeets. Such birds have little exposure to performed vitamin A in their wild diet, relying on carotene conversion to supply their vitamin A needs. Multiple clinical problems arose in a lorikeet flock when excessive vitamin A supplementation was used.

PMID:
16931365
DOI:
10.1016/j.cvex.2006.05.025
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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