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SSP/TAG: Palm Cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus) DATE: 17 July 2007 

VETERINARY ADVISOR CONTACT INFORMATION:

Name:  Sam Rivera    e-mail: srivera@zooatlanta.org 

Address: 800 Cherokee Avenue, SE, Atlanta, GA 30315     

Phone: 404-624-2817(day); 770-720-3339(evening); 404-624-5959(FAX) 

MORBIDITY (Significant illnesses/issues facing this species this year):

None

MORTALITY (Causes of death in this year): One bird died in 2006

Cause of Death     SB #   Sex  Age

Aspergillosis                                                                           Male               5 yrs 

BIRTHS:  Males: None    Females: Two

Number of pairs recommended for breeding: 17

Number of pairs bred: 1

Number of births:

      MALES:  mother-reared: None   hand-reared: None

      FEMALES: mother-reared: One  hand-reared: One 

ANESTHESTIC PROTCOLS (Please list successful and unsuccessful protocols):

http://www.funnyfarmexotics.com/PALM/index.htm 

VACCINE RECOMMENDATIONS (Vaccine reactions, new vaccines to be considered):

http://www.funnyfarmexotics.com/PALM/index.htm 

CONTRACEPTION (Methods used, successes, failures):

N/A 

ACTIVE RESEARCH PROJECTS: 

NUTRITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS:

http://www.funnyfarmexotics.com/PALM/index.htm 

NEW HEALTH CARE RECOMMENDATIONS:

http://www.funnyfarmexotics.com/PALM/index.htm 

NEW SSP/TAG PROTOCOLS:

http://www.funnyfarmexotics.com/PALM/index.htm 

INFORMATION FROM THE FIELD: 

NEW REFERENCES FOR THE BIBLIOGRAPHY/WEBSITE:

Overlap and competition for nest holes among eclectus parrots, palm cockatoos and sulphur-crested cockatoos. Robert Heinsohn, Stephen Murphy and Sarah Legge.  Australian Journal of Zoology 2003, 51(1) 81 - 94  

Molecular systematics and biogeography of the cockatoos (Psittaciformes : Cacatuidae). BROWN D. M.; TOFT C. A. The Auk 1999,vol.116(1),pp.141-157. 

The breeding biology of palm cockatoos (Probosciger aterrimus): a case of a slow life history. Stephen Murphy, Sarah Legge and Robert Heinsohn. Journal of Zoology (2003), 261: 327-339 Cambridge University Press 

Protein electrophoresis of psittacine plasma. Cray C, Rodriguez M, Zaias J. Vet Clin Pathol. 2007;36:64-72.

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