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Salmonella and Backyard Poultry

Poultry and Salmonella Did you know that perfectly healthy poultry can carry Salmonella? In order to keep you and your family safe and healthy it is important to follow a few simple guidelines. These guidelines include keeping poultry outside, washing your hands, not eating or drinking around your birds and more. Brush up on this […]

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Your Bird Needs Veterinary Care!

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Avian Influenza Update

Avian Influenza Update Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) has become a concern in the United States. It is considered an exotic disease, but is slowly working its way across the country and will eventually reach the East Coast. There is a highly pathogenic strain (HPAI H5) that spreads quickly and causes high death rates. This disease is easily […]

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Caring for Your Budgie

Parakeet Care If you’ve decided that a pet bird is something you’d like to add to your life, parakeets (budgerigars or budgies for short) have always been a very popular option. As with the addition of any new family member it is very important to think long and hard about whether you have the extra […]

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River Road Veterinary Clinic

River Road Veterinary Clinic Mission Statement River Road Veterinary Clinic services the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire including the towns of Norwich, Hanover, White River Junction, Thetford, Lyme, Hartford and beyond. Our goal at River Road Veterinary Clinic is to provide consistent, quality medicine and surgery for large and small animals. Our […]

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Managing Your Chickens

Decreased Egg Production There are a multitude of reasons for decreased egg production from your laying chickens. Management problems as well as disease can cause a sudden, dramatic decrease in egg production. The sheer number of potential causes for decreased egg production can make it a very difficult thing to remedy. For this reason, it […]

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Pet Care After Death

If Anything Happened to You What Would Happen to Your Pet? Of the animals entering shelters, 2% to 3% are surrendered due to the death or disability of their human caregivers.  More than 500,000 pets are surrendered to shelters in the United States each year  for this reason. Many of these orphaned pets do not […]

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Avian Health

Basic Bird Care Owning a pet bird can be a fun and rewarding experience. However, many birds require a lot of attention, great nutrition, and an owner who is familiar with their common illness, grooming needs and early signs of disease. When you acquire a new bird it is important to schedule an examination with […]

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How to Care for Poultry

Poultry Care: Common Ailments and Conditions It is important to find a veterinarian who has experience dealing with the general care and treatment of poultry if you are interested in raising farm birds. River Road Veterinary Clinic has been seeing poultry for numerous years and has a great deal of experience in treating many of […]

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