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A survey of the causes of 'wet vent' in budgerigars
  1. JR Baker
  1. Department of Veterinary Pathology, Neston, South Wirral.


'Wet vent', the principal clinical sign of which is diarrhoea, is common in budgerigars. In a survey of 83 cases examined post mortem 21 causes were found. The most common causes were enteritis, mainly of a non-infectious nature (18 cases), 'going light' (15 cases), abnormal gizzard structure (nine cases) and nephrosis (six cases).

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