LUBARP: Eye Diseases

The Liverpool University Budgerigar Ailment Research Project, sponsored by the Lancashire, Cheshire and North Wales including the Isle of Man Budgerigar Society, was started in 1984 and ran for 8 years.

The last project, undertaken in 1991-2, was an investigation of eye problems in budgerigars. Again we did not have enough diseased birds to produce meaningful results but did discover that these birds do suffer from a very wide variety of eye complaints some of which are readily treatable, others not.

We also discovered that some of the eye ointments used in dogs and cats were poisonous to budgerigars; indeed in a number of the early cases the eye condition was cured but the patient died!

Original text copyright 1992, Dr John R Baker.

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