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Old 05-02-2010, 08:25 AM
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Exclamation Warning dangerous conditions!!!

This was posted on another forum. Very scarey!

Attn Gulf Coast Bird Owners - Medical Alert
I received the following email today:

From Dr Tom Tully:

We are seeing a hatch of the southern buffalo gnat. These gnats have a very toxic bite and we have had a number of deaths
associated with the bites starting at the end of last week. Please let everyone know that this is a very serious problem for
outdoor aviaries and will cause serious problems to birds even deaths. It appears regular screen will keep the gnats out.

Birds that are affected will appear depressed and especially with macaws will have swollen red face patches where there are
no feathers. This appears to be a problem all along the Gulf coast. Please let everyone know that has birds.

Any questions please let me know.

Many thanks, Dr. Tully

Thomas N. Tully, Jr., DVM, MS
Diplomate ABVP (Avian), ECZM (Avian)
Professor Zoological Medicine
Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
Dept. VCS
Skip Bertman Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
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Re: Warning dangerous conditions!!!

People must be aware of the existence and evolution of this kind of deadly illness. Those who live nearby the coastal areas must take a lot of care for their families most especially the children. Birds that are infected with this kind of illness is sadly to be informed that there is no such medication discovered.

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