Solving Problems in Avian Practice

Jennifer E. Graham, Lisa A Tell

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Abstract: Problem-oriented avian medicine is a system based on logic and focused on the identification and resolution of a patient's problems. The problem-oriented approach requires identification of the problem(s), formulation of a plan for working up each problem, and case follow-up over time. Although the problem-based approach ultimately should lead to a diagnosis, it also helps the clinician avoid tunnel vision, misdiagnose a case, and overlook important aspects of the patient's disease(s). This article presents a case of acute lethargy and regurgitation in a companion bird that was successfully managed with a problem-oriented approach to illustrate problem solving in avian practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-193
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Exotic Pet Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2009


  • avian medicine
  • problem-oriented medical records
  • problem-oriented veterinary medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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