Avian Empire Blog — Bird Rehabilitation

Interview series: Working with birds - Annemieke Kregting

Bird Health Bird Rehabilitation Working with birds

Interview series: Working with birds - Annemieke Kregting

Tune in, because every month we are going to be interviewing bird rehabilitators from all over New Zealand!

This week, veterinary nurse and rehabilitator extraordinaire, Annemieke Kregting, founder of Kuaotunu Bird Rescue

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Lead poisoning in birds

Bird Health Bird Rehabilitation Heavy Metal Poisoning

Lead poisoning in birds

Backyard chickens can be exposed to a multitude of different hazards when they are free ranging.  Lead has been a common problem in these flocks causing detrimental effects to the health of these birds but also with the transfer of these heavy metals to the eggs that humans may eat.     Lead causes issues when ingested by being highly dense, not readily oxidized and acting as a neurotoxic agent.  As such the metal does not breakdown in the lumen of the gastrointestinal tract and can be slowly absorbed into the bloodstream. There can be a variety of presentations depending...

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Interview series: Working with birds - Marleen Verhoeven

Bird Health Bird Rehabilitation Working with birds

Interview series: Working with birds -  Marleen Verhoeven

Tune in, because every month we are going to be interviewing bird rehabilitators from all over New Zealand!

This week, the multi-talented psychologist and bird rehabilitator Marleen Verhoeven from Hunua Bird Life 

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Interview series: Working with birds - Nyssa Skorji

Bird Health Bird Rehabilitation Working with birds

Interview series: Working with birds -  Nyssa Skorji

Tune in, because every month we are going to be interviewing bird rehabilitators from all over New Zealand!

This week I'm excited to be interviewing my fellow bird nerd and good friend Nyssa Skorji.

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Interview series: Working with birds - Jemma McLean

Bird Rehabilitation Working with birds

Interview series: Working with birds - Jemma McLean

Tune in, because every month we are going to be interviewing bird rehabilitators from all over New Zealand!

This week, our very own Jemma McLean, co-founder of Avian Empire. 

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