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Diagnosis and Treatment of Uveitis in the Dog

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A free online class brought to you by Bioguard

Get familiar with uveitis in dogs. Sponsored by Bioguard Corporation and presented by Dr. Jingwen Luo, DVM / MVM/ Veterinary Ophthalmologists, this is the next webinar you don't want to miss.

Access to the on-demand recording is FREE
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Let's delve into a case study to explore the diagnosis and treatment of uveitis in the dog. Through this example, we'll examine the clinical signs, diagnostic approach, and therapeutic strategies for managing uveitis.

This webinar will discuss the following:

1. The clinical manifestations of uveitis

2. Diagnostic skills of uveitis

3. Potential causes that need to be explored

4. The treatment of uveitis


Dr. Luo received her DVM and master degree in Clinical Veterinary Medicine from Nanjing Agricultural University in China. Currently, she is a specialist at veterinary ophthalmology and owner of Focu pet hospital, providing specialty ophthalmic services for small animals. She is also serving as the tutor for master students at Nanjing Agricultural University.

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Certificate of Attendance

eCertificate will be issued to the registered attendants joining the webinar for at least 50 minutes.

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JUN. 26

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8 PM – 9 PM

Taipei Local Time

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Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease

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Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD), also known as Psittacine Circovirus (PCV) or Psittacine Circoviral Disease (PCD), is a viral ailment known for its detrimental effects on the beak, feathers, nails, and immune system of afflicted birds.

Emerging in the 1970s among Australian cockatoos, PBFD has since impacted over 70 species of both wild and pet parrots. Particularly prevalent among cockatoos, African grey parrots, lovebirds, lories, lorikeets, Eclectus parrots, and budgerigars, the virus poses a significant threat to these avian populations.


PBFD virus is shed in feces, oral secretions, and feather dander, facilitating transmission through direct and indirect contact between infected and susceptible individuals. Additionally, birds carrying the virus can transmit it to their eggs, and young birds may become infected through regurgitated food from infected parents.

The virus is capable of surviving in the environment for several months, prolonging the potential for contaminated materials to serve as sources of infection.

Clinical signs

PBFD is a serious threat to both captive and wild psittacines, often causing severe illness and death. Symptoms vary based on the age of infection and disease progression. Typically, affected birds show symmetrical feather loss and abnormal plumage coloration, progressing to baldness. Beak abnormalities like cracks and overgrowth are common. Infected birds may initially show no signs. In some cases, birds aged 6-24 months may exhibit depression, diarrhea, lethargy, and immunosuppression without visible beak or feather issues, making them vulnerable to secondary infections. In young birds under 6 months, sudden death can occur without warning.


Diagnosing severe, ongoing PBFD is relatively straightforward. However, challenging cases involve birds or species exhibiting subtle symptoms due to age or immunity factors. While histological examination of feather follicles is commonly used to confirm clinical disease, it's not ideal for diagnosing incubating infections. PCR testing for the presence of the virus can be performed on blood and feather samples.

Treatment and Prevention

The current approach to treating PBFD involves providing supportive care to prevent secondary infections, as there is no cure for this disease. Single pet birds in caring homes can be maintained as long as their quality of life remains satisfactory. Supplementing their diet with vitamins, minerals, and probiotics can boost their immune system, while regular treatment for secondary infections is essential.

Controlling this disease effectively requires isolating suspected carriers, conducting testing, and if needed, euthanizing to prevent potential outbreaks. Thoroughly sterilizing all cages and equipment is crucial. Remaining birds must undergo frequent and regular testing to detect new infections. Once a group of birds is infected, completely eliminating the virus proves exceedingly difficult.


Bioguard’s Qmini PCR can detect PBFD virus DNA in 90 minutes at your clinics using blood or feather samples as samples.

To learn more about Qmini PCR, click here
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