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Good poultry vet??

Does anyone know a vet that is used to dealing with back yard
poultry. Read some sad tales about people been given baytrol etc. Surely there is a real need for someone that specializes in this. Any thoughts....

Joseph lawler
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Very few vets have much knowledge when it comes to aviculture.
Most probably as there is not the demand for it.

Desy
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Where are you based?

Springwell
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

An axe is what you need and a short memory I've never heard of any one taking baytril them selves🤔 I've known a few to take tylin soluble alright.

paddycrawford
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Bairbre O Malley based in Bray Co Wicklow is good for poultry advice and I think lectures in UCD Vet College with access to facilites for disease identification and treatment.

Adrian G
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Who is going to give a vet 30 and the rest to (try) fix a 15 chicken. Veteniery practices are not very intrested in studying and treating bird/fowl as birds are in the main very robust creatures but once broken very hard to fix.Plenty of dogs and mogs to keep them going.
On this occasion I find myself concurring with Mr Crawford.
Also realise that unless you are
diligent at spotting an ailing
bird at the first instance it is more than likely too late.

bantam1
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Thanks for the responses. I'm based in kildare. I was told by the local vet about the lady in Bray . She said she was into exotic birds. Good to hear she also does poultry.

Joseph lawler
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Barbaire O'Maille in Brey, Frank Clerkin in Cavan/Managhan and Ian Stewart/Aileen McCarthy in Dungannon are all good with poultry

Springwell
Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

That's great. Thank you. If there is even a few scattered about the country it's good to know where to turn if need be.

Joseph lawler
Thursday, May 23rd, 2019


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