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Re: Health Problems

Posted: January 7th, 2011, 6:34 am
by alice44
And here is another story sort of summing it all up

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... rdsfalling


but I would really be interested in any more information on the Swedish case of dead black birds.

Re: Health Problems

Posted: January 13th, 2011, 12:39 am
by Jo UK
More bird deaths - this time in Romania, and an explanation too - binge drinking.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/12170571

Re: Health Problems

Posted: January 13th, 2011, 2:25 am
by Kitty KCMO
:faint: Apparently nobody told the poor birds that booze only makes you THINK you are warm in winter. Poor birds, but they probably "felt no pain" when they expired! :shake: (I know, a poor joke.)

Re: Health Problems

Posted: January 13th, 2011, 8:35 am
by alice44
And I heard the Italian birds died of over consumption (of some kind of seed?).

I notice often birds don't eat all that much fresh fruit, but the last time I was at Finley Wildlife refuge, which has a fair number of apple trees as a former farm area, I noticed the Towees were absolutely munching down on the apples -- I suppose alcohol might have been a danger for them.

Re: Health Problems

Posted: June 22nd, 2011, 6:06 pm
by macdoum
Dishwashers are a source of pathological fungii
According to The British Mycological Society journal published recently: fungii from dishwashers are harmful.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar ... 29#FCANote

from our newspaper yesterday. The consequences I don't know. :puzzled:
Nor the solution.( have'nt read the full article...and there is,maybe copyright)

edit: e.g.Exopiala fungus is reported elsewhere in the home. Like bathroom,in the sauna,Turkish baths.
Its a fungus that loves 42° PLUS temps. for profligation.
I think its that black trace left around the bathtub or washing machine. :shock:
Its harmful.

Re: Health Problems

Posted: July 10th, 2011, 1:46 am
by macdoum
In court these people were convicted for vet.medicines smuggling;

http://www.defra.gov.uk/news/2011/07/08 ... smuggling/
What next ? :slap:

Re: Health Problems

Posted: February 12th, 2012, 11:49 pm
by macdoum
A study of the spread of Lyme disease and fears for the future. i.e. Biodiversity changes

http://www.amnh.org/sciencebulletins/

:thumbs: Good clear video.

Re: Health Problems

Posted: November 3rd, 2012, 9:47 am
by Jo UK
alice44 wrote:And here is another story sort of summing it all up

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... rdsfalling


but I would really be interested in any more information on the Swedish case of dead black birds.
About dead blackbirds in UK - they died of alcohol poisoning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/20180091

Re: Health Problems

Posted: November 3rd, 2012, 8:51 pm
by alice44
Very interesting Jo.

Re: Health Problems

Posted: November 16th, 2012, 2:05 am
by Chimega
I just saw this topic the other day and this is the first chance I have had to post in it.

In regards to the red-wing blackbirds, found dead. This did not happen only in Arkansas. It also happened in Louisiana, as well, just days apart.

A lot of us in the owl groups were discussing it at the time it happened and I know the findings were that it must be because of fireworks and I quickly pointed out that this NEVER happens on the 4th of July, so why only one specific holiday, rather than any holiday that fireworks are set off?

I seriously doubt that it was the fireworks that caused them to fly to their deaths. :cry:

Re: Health Problems

Posted: July 29th, 2015, 11:19 am
by Liz01
godfather searched for injured eagles


July 28, 2015 - A lot of you do not know about these eagles. It was mid-June with a wing fracture found in Brandenburg, whose cause is unknown. Its origin is unknown. Now it is maintained in the wild bird station looking for a godfather.

https://berlin.nabu.de/news/newsarchiv/ ... 19258.html

The injury to his left wing was not without. While the veterinary clinic in chaff fraction injury gets in some patients by rail and restraint in the handle, the medical repertoire has been expanded for this Eagle: with surgery had to be directed to the wing fracture. The medical team has done a great job here, because recently there is the sea eagle in the wild bird NABU station and continues to recover excellent.