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Old 08-13-2015, 07:05 PM
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Excellent news!

I didn't see this posted anywhere yet, so I thought I'd share this (I think it's okay?):

Texas A&M Develops Vaccine for PDD
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Re: Excellent news!

I've heard of that, and it IS excellent news ! I wonder how long it will take before it is actually available to pet owners. Good news that it's at least in the works!
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Re: Excellent news!

Me too! It's phenomenal that it's finally in the stages of becoming a viable vaccine for parrot owners. I'm really hoping in the next 5-10 years it'll become common practice to vaccinate birds to prevent it.
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Re: Excellent news!

Great news!!! The only bad thing, I'm a University of Texas (UT) fan, Husband is 100% Texas A&M, he can not know I approved of Texas A&M's success on this!!!! We battle in our house, we are rivals!!!! The very last football game between UT and A&M, UT won by 3 points, the last game before A&M went to the SEC. Husband was crying we cheated, whatever, lol!
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Re: Excellent news!

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Me too! It's phenomenal that it's finally in the stages of becoming a viable vaccine for parrot owners. I'm really hoping in the next 5-10 years it'll become common practice to vaccinate birds to prevent it.
That would certainly reduce much worry, since PDD is such a COMMON disease. A vaccine would be a dream come true, but then again how many breeders, especially the less knowledgeable or irresponsible ones (the ones who SHOULD use it) will actually do it.
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Re: Excellent news!

This could be an incredibly important discovery - many endangered parrot species such as orange-bellied parrots and citron-crested cockatoos actually have high PDD infection rates. Being able to help keep populations a little healthier could be vital.
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