BABIES, BABIES, BABIES...VET BILLS!

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BABIES, BABIES, BABIES...VET BILLS!

Post by ellen.kess.. » Fri, 31 Mar 1995 04:00:00



 > I actually DO have a question, however.  Right now, I am being told
 > that
 > I should pay $90 per bird for a full work-up (vs. a $32 well-bird
 > check).  Since I don't relish the thought of possibly paying $900 in
 > vet
 > bills, what tests are ABSOLUTELY essential and which are nice, but

I'd recommend random testing, rather than having everyone tested. Pick one or
two birds at random, and get the complete workup on them. Since you undoubtedly
feed everyone the same, sanitize etc., it's a fair bet that if the tests came
up with anything, you could treat everyone.

That's what I do, since I'd have to multiple the $90 per bird times 100 if I
did what you're being told to do.

Ellen, Denver