Tumors of Pet Birds

Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. 2004 Sep;7(3):537-60, v. doi: 10.1016/j.cvex.2004.04.008.


Neoplastic diseases are becoming more than a postmortem diagnosis due to the increasing knowledge base and improving quality of avian medicine. The expectation for better health care demands a diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy options. However, the published information regarding prognosis and therapy of specific neoplasms remains limited in avian medicine. With each case report or study that provides this information, there is an improvement in the level of care we can offer our companion avian species. This review will cover some basic information about specific tumor types and will reference the more recent reports in the avian literature. It is not intended to be all encompassing.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Animals, Domestic
  • Bird Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Bird Diseases / therapy*
  • Birds*
  • Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Neoplasms / therapy
  • Neoplasms / veterinary*