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Default A Wildlife Vet, a Pigeon, a Groundbreaking Discovery

A Wildlife Vet, a Pigeon, a Groundbreaking Discovery
By Leslie Reed
January 31, 2012

A Wildlife Vet, a Pigeon, a Groundbreaking Discovery | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network
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One of the reasons I love my job as a wildlife veterinarian so much is the variety of my days. No two days are the same; each is filled with different animals with different problems, and I love the anticipation of what my day may bring. I never know what kind of animal will come through the door, what challenges Iíll face, and what skills Iíll get to use Ė itís very unpredictable and that makes it so fun and exciting! My job is very fast-paced, keeps me on my toes, and thereís never a dull moment Ė emergency medicine at its finest! It is also full of new discoveries, as I found out last spring.

Last April I was examining a wild male adult Rock Pigeon that couldnít fly. The person who found the pigeon suspected a broken wing. On the initial physical exam, I didnít find any broken bones but the bird was exhibiting odd neurologic behaviors, including...
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